I had forgotten what winning felt like: Mourinho

London, Sep 17 (IANS) Chelsea Football Club manager Jose Mourinho said he had forgotten what winning felt like after watching his team to a 4-0 Champions League win over Israeli football club Maccabi Tel Aviv here.

The English Premier League (EPL) champions went into the clash on Wednesday against Maccabi Tel Aviv, having tasted victory just once this season against West Brom in EPL, and having lost their last two games in a row.

Eden Hazard missed an early penalty for the Blues but goals from Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas gave a much-changed Chelsea side a morale-boosting victory, goal.com reported on Wednesday.

“I forgot the feeling, for so long we don’t win a game; so good, it’s a good feeling,” Mourinho said after the win.

“The penalty we missed, I think, was a big test for us because when everything goes against you – red cards, penalties, decision, luck, injuries – and you start a game you have to win and after five minutes you miss a penalty; I think it’s a great test of the team’s character,” he said.

Chelsea now turn their attentions to Arsenal who they welcome to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Mourinho believes victory was vital ahead of taking on the Gunners.

“I can imagine waking up tomorrow after a defeat, to train after a defeat, two days before a derby against Arsenal, I can imagine how difficult it would be for everyone after a defeat, so the victory is very important,” Mourinho said.

 

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