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'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.”
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