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'Heroic' Rosenborg delight Tørum

Rosenborg BK coach Knut Tørum said his side had produced a "heroic performance" after they collected an unlikely point from their visit to Chelsea FC.

Miika Koppinen scored Rosenborg's goal
Miika Koppinen scored Rosenborg's goal ©Getty Images

Knut Tørum praised a "heroic performance" from his Rosenborg BK team after they picked up an unlikely point from their UEFA Champions League Group B visit to Chelsea FC. The 1-1 final scoreline left his opposite number José Mourinho bemoaning his side's lack of potency in front of goal.

José Mourinho, Chelsea coach
I'm very disappointed with the result. We had about 20 chances and only scored one goal, so to score two we would have needed 40 and for three 60. We played against a team that tends to defend and is well organised and we cannot score goals, which is disappointing because this is the sort of game we have to win, against what would normally be the weakest team in the group. Maybe now we need to get four against Valencia [CF]. Rosenborg played their game, gave their best and worked hard and I congratulate them for the point they got. I am also disappointed we couldn't defend the one free-kick they had in the whole match.

Knut Tørum, Rosenborg coach
I'm very happy. We stuck to our plan, we were compact and kept Chelsea some distance from our goal. But we were also lucky because Chelsea had their chances. I'd like to say a big thank you to the boys, it was a heroic performance. We also had a couple of good chances and could have scored more goals. We are strong at set-pieces and have strong players in the air, plus we always knew if we kept the ball in the right areas we could score, which we did. It was a very good start to our Champions League campaign.