The Blues boss referred to Wednesday’s home defeat to Fiorentina as a “good training session” and insists the real work starts against Swansea in the Blues’ Premier League opener
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave a deadpan response when asked about his side’s defeat to Fiorentina on Wednesday, insisting he would obviously rather win 5-0 or score 10 goals.
The result at Stamford Bridge in the International Champions Cup meant that the Blues have failed to win a single game during pre-season, losing three, including the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal, and drawing two.
Mourinho, though, is adamant that the game was a useful training exercise, suggesting that he is unconcerned about his side’s poor recent form ahead of the big kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday.
“It was a good training session,” he told Sky Sports. “A good experience for the young boys to have a better feeling of first-team football. For the others, they needed minutes. They had minutes.
“The ones that didn’t play on Sunday they had 55, 60 minutes. The ones that played on Sunday 30, 35. Which is what we had organised.
“I prefer to win 5-0 than lose 1-0. I prefer to score 10 goals instead of no goals, that’s obvious. But the real one starts on Saturday.”