CL: Eden Hazard slams boss Jose Mourinho's tactics

May 02, 2014, 08:36 IST | AFP

London: Eden Hazard became the latest critic of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's defensive tactical methods after Chelsea exited the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea's Jose Mourinho. Pic/AFP.

The Blues were criticised for defensive tactics employed in the semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid which finished 0-0 and in the 2-0 English Premier League win over Liverpool at Anfield before tumbling out of Europe following a 1-3 home loss.

“Chelsea aren’t set up to play football,” Belgian Hazard told beIN SPORTS’ French station. “Chelsea are set up to counter-attack.”

Gone in 60 secs

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes one minute decided Chelsea’s Champions League fate. “In one minute two actions decided the game,” Mourinho said after the 1-3 loss at Stamford Bridge.

“Atletico’s goalkeeper makes an impossible save from John Terry’s header and instead of 2-1 to Chelsea, a few seconds later a penalty. The save is amazing and the penalty is a penalty. After that, there was only one team on the pitch,” he added. — AFP

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