NEWS
Tuesday April 22 2014
Mourinho: 'Cech season is over'

Jose Mourinho revealed “Petr Cech’s season is over and I don’t know about John Terry” after Chelsea’s draw with Atletico Madrid.

The first leg of the Champions League semi-final ended 0-0 at the Vicente Calderon, but the night was overshadowed by injuries.

Cech went off after 15 minutes with a dislocated shoulder, while Terry hurt his ankle in the second half in an accidental collision with teammate David Luiz.

“It will be difficult to do without our goalkeeper,” Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia.

“Cech’s season is over. He won’t play again this term, but I hope he can at least celebrate something with us.

“Terry? I don’t know his condition, but he is our captain. We had no other defenders on the bench, so losing him was also important.”

Mourinho explained his tactical decisions in this 0-0 draw, which many would refer to as ‘parking the bus.’

“It wasn’t the result I wanted before kick-off, but I didn’t want to start the second leg a goal down either. A goalless draw is not a positive result for a team playing the second leg at home, but it’ll do.

“Atletico were frustrated, whereas usually they are the ones who frustrate other teams. My side had a solid performance, we played in a way that irritated the Colchoneros.

“Atletico Madrid beat Milan and Barcelona here, while we were able to control the game.”

Mou was asked about Fernando Torres, who returned to face his former club.

“It was difficult for him, as we were playing without someone who could inspire him. I had told my players not to keep too much possession, but to move it wide.

“Atletico press really hard, so I told them to play wide. Torres played a game of great sacrifice.”

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