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Porto desire fills Lopetegui with pride

Despite the coup of beating Chelsea, it was Porto's "attitude and mentality" that gave Julen Lopetegui most satisfaction, José Mourinho blaming "two ridiculous mistakes".

André André celebrates after making it 1-0 in Porto
André André celebrates after making it 1-0 in Porto ©AFP/Getty Images
  • "The win was a fair prize" says Julen Lopetegui after Porto beat Chelsea
  • Portuguese side happier with their "attitude and mentality" than the result
  • José Mourinho blames "two ridiculous mistakes" for Chelsea's defeat

Julen Lopetegui, Porto coach
We wanted to win and we showed that on the pitch. They are an incredible team and we are very happy to get the win, but maybe more so for the attitude and mentality we demonstrated on the pitch. The win is a fair reward and it also means three points.

It was a great match and Chelsea also played really well. We had a lot of shots on goal, we attacked more than them. That's what we had to do and we did it well. Yes, we deserved a third goal, we had the chances to get it and this is football – sometimes the ball just does not go in.

Every game is a new adventure, so there will be no easy games, you need to respect your opponents. We go into every match with the same will to win, my players' attitude is always the same, they always want to win. The Dragão never misses a match, the fans are always here behind us.

Portugal should be very proud of Mourinho, he is one of the best coaches in football history, and the same with [Cristiano] Ronaldo, one of the best of all time.

Mourinho: Mistakes cost Chelsea
Mourinho: Mistakes cost Chelsea

José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
It was a good performance with two ridiculous mistakes. Sometimes you make those kind of mistakes and you don't get punished – we were. We were completely ready for their corners, and when the game was completely under control and I was planning a change, we conceded a stupid [second] goal.

The game was even but the mistakes from the corners were out of the game's context. You are completely prepared for a corner, the ball is dead, and you can track every movement. I don't think my players deserve me to be critical with them. I think the team played well.

José Mourinho gestures to his players
José Mourinho gestures to his players©AFP/Getty Images

Porto are difficult opponents, it's a difficult place to play – the Champions League brings extra emotions and with the crowd pumped up it's hard to play here. Playing against clubs where you've worked makes things different before and after the game. Maybe you contain your emotions a bit more, I didn't celebrate our goal for example.

I don't think Porto are favourites. I think they are in a great position, but we also have the conditions to discuss the first place with Porto in the final match. Leaving out [Loïc] Rémy and [Radamel] Falcao was just another decision, not a punishment.

Games like today's are the hardest to analyse because the team played well and it's tough to know what changes to make afterwards. If you get a disastrous game, it's easy to know what to change.