Mourinho preaches need for silverware

January 18, 2015 07:34:37 UK

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told his Premier League-leading side that they must go on and win trophies to ensure they are remembered by fans in years to come.

The Blues opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table with a stunning 5-0 victory at Swansea City, but Mourinho is aware that fans of any club regard success as silverware in the trophy cabinet.

I am the first one that wants the team to play well, but we have to win competitions.

Jose Mourinho

He said after watching a surprisingly comfortable win at the Liberty Stadium: “I keep saying the same to my players and they have to understand it, there is no history without titles – so if we play fantastically well and we don’t win cups in 20 years’ time no-one will remember this team.

“I am the first one that wants the team to play well, but we have to win competitions.

“This team is a young team with lots of years in front of them, but we are trying this season to make some history by winning something.”

The Blues can now be backed at 1.33 to win the Premier League title this season, while they are 5.50 to lift the FA Cup and 8.00 to triumph in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese added that he feels that his players are performing well partly because they have a definite plan of the way they are trying to play.

“The team is playing with high quality and has a clear identity of playing,” he concluded. “Sometimes teams are good and play well without the clear identity, but all this season we are going in a certain direction and have a certain kind of way to play football.”

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