Blame Mourinho for Chelsea’s Champions League exit – Kuffour

Soccer News of Friday, 13 March 2015



Ex Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour ripped into Jose Mourinho in the wake of Chelsea’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League – describing the Portuguese coach as not amongst the best in the world.

The English giants were dumped out of Europe on Wednesday night on the away goal’s rule after 10-man PSG battled them to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues failed to impress on the night despite having a man’s advantage for over 90 minutes – with the game heading into extra time – and being awarded a dodgy penalty kick.

Chelsea lacked the initiative despite playing before their home crowd – ceding possession most of the time to the quality French side.

Sammy Kuffour in his post-match analysis for SuperSport blamed Jose Mourinho for the side’s exit from the Champions League – saying his draconian tactics whenever playing in Europe makes him inferior to the other ‘better’ coaches.

“What was he trying to do, it was all wrong….they behaved very bad on the day and Mourinho was at fault”, Kuffuor said on Supersport.

“This is not what great managers do and this is not from the best coaches. “I have been in the hands of some of the great coaches that have done what Mourinho has done better.

“You can’t compare Mourinho to Trapattoni.”

Kuffour’s comments add to the chorus of criticisms currently coming the way of Jose Mourinho.