Jose Mourinho has stated that the only way he will be leaving Chelsea is if he is sacked by the club
To continue Chelsea’s astonishing downfall, the Blues succumbed to their 4th defeat of the Premier League campaign with a shock 3-1 loss at the hands of Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
It seemed like Chelsea would be heading for a recovery following the midweek defeat against Porto after they were handed an early lead by Willian but the Blues suffered a spectacular downfall in the second period and Southampton were eventually able to claim a fine 3-1 victory.
The loss leaves Chelsea languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table and even though it is still early days, it looks like the Premier League champions will be relinquishing their title without much a fight this season.
The defeat puts under fire manager Jose Mourinho under more pressure and following the game, everyone was understandably keen on his views.
Mourinho certainly did not disappoint as he gave an explosive post game interview. The Portuguese manager stated that there is no way he will be leaving Chelsea during such a difficult time for the club and added that the only fashion he will depart Stamford Bridge is if the club hierarchy decide to sack him.
Speaking to reporters, Mourinho said, “If the club wants to sack me they have to sack me because I am not running away. I consider myself to have a big self-esteem and a big ego, and I consider myself the best, leaving the worst period of my career and worst results of my career.
“Doing that as a professional hurts me a lot, doing that at Chelsea hurts me twice because it hurts me as a professional and because I like this club very, very much so I want to carry on, no doubt.”
Chelsea’s terrible start has certainly surprised quite a few people and it goes without saying the Blues will need to spark a turnaround in their fortunes as soon as possible.
With clashes against Aston Villa, Dynamo Kiev and West Ham United all coming up, Chelsea have a decent chance of bouncing back soon but it will be anything but easy given the Blues’ current run of form.