Mourinho was terribly disappointed in his side’s first half showing yesterday at Saint James’ Park and made it clear in no uncertain terms.
Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down to pick up a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United but Mourinho was irked that his side found themselves in that position in the first place. “In the first half, from 0 to 10, [Chelsea were] -1. It was that bad,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “The second half was really good. I’m very happy with the second half, really disappointed with the first half. And I have to try to understand why one team can play so bad in one half and so well in another one. In every aspect in the first half we were bad.” Mourinho was speaking after the game when he made these comments about his side’s performance.
Yesterday’s draw keeps Chelsea in 15th position after 7 rounds of matches and means that Chelsea are already way off the title race so early in the season. Mourinho needs a turnaround soon.