It's always hard to play against Ukrainian teams - Mourinho
12:14, 21 October 2015

It's always hard to play against Ukrainian teams - Mourinho

Dynamo Kyiv 0 - 0 Chelsea

12:14, 21 October 2015


Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho satisfied with the solid defensive perfomance of his team against "a dangerous opponent", UEFA reports.

"It's always difficult against Ukrainian teams who have physically strong players, real box-to-box players, strong in the air and at set pieces. It's never easy here, and Dynamo also played well defensively," he said.

Mourinho claimed the results are acceptable and Chelsea anyway holds strong position for the further competition.

"We had the initiative, we had chances, we had [shots against the] woodwork, we had everything but goals. Despite having more chances, I consider the result acceptable. It keeps us in a strong position because we now have a home game against Dynamo, and they will also play at Porto, so one of these teams will lose points anyway," the coach told.

Meanwhile, Dynamo Kyiv coach Serhiy Rebrov also considers his team showed good display against Chelsea and he did not disappointed with the result.

"I'm happy with how we played against such a great team. Our players deserve only praise. Perhaps they were too timid in the first half and didn't believe it was possible to beat these opponents. We played very well in the second half despite allowing them to have a few good counterattacks...We're playing in the best competition against the best European sides. We were up against the best team in England, the champions, with only great players in their squad. It's a pity we didn't win – now we have to get points away from home," Rebrov said.

Recall that yesterday, in Kyiv, NSC “Olimpiyskiy” stadium, on 09:45 pm Kyiv time, Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv UEFA Champions League match took place. The teams tied the game.

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