Mourinho used to confidently capture Ferguson
The Portuguese coach once believed that he would make Man Utd unable to score in 900 minutes when leading Chelsea.
Defeating a direct opponent is important. In the context of the 38-game season, you can’t lose too many points, especially at home, when encountering direct opponents, if you want to win the championship, Jose Mourinho commented.
When working in the Premier League, Mourinho helped Chelsea overcome the stunned opponents to win two consecutive seasons 2004-2005, and 2005-2006. In his first season, Mourinho helped Chelsea beat Man Utd 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and then won with 12 more points than his opponent.
“I think it is important to defeat a direct opponent because it will show no conflict between the coach’s words to our players, our ambitions and the outcome of the match. If you say ‘this season, they I will win ‘, then immediately in the first match you lose directly to the opponent 0-3 at home, it will be a step back,’ Mourinho said.
“So, the Man Utd win is a step forward. There is a big connection between that game and what we tried to create with the team before the season. It is mental strength, neatness. , disciplining tactics and a really ambitious approach that we can sometimes call all hands, “Mourinho described the match with Man Utd at Stamford Bridge in 2004.
Chelsea will be a guest of Man Utd in the opening season of 2019-2020. At this time, the two clubs are no longer at the peak of English football as in previous years. Mourinho still remembers the golden period when he worked at Stamford Bridge at the beginning.
“If you do your best in that match, every second, every minute, it’s a battle of your hands. All abilities, physical strength, aggressiveness, ability to control your emotions, you It’s one of those matches we feel we can hand in. It’s one of the matches I feel will make them unable to score even if it lasts 900 minutes. always win, “Mourinho recalls.