Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his experience in the Champions League does not put the Blues in an advantageous position in their semi-final second leg clash against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Mourinho, who has now reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fifth consecutive season, has twice lifted the continental tournament, with FC Porto and Inter Milan.

However, the Portuguese tactician explained that his charges are more important than him during the course of the game and he trusts them.

But Mourinho, whose side played out a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg game last week, was quick to add that he also needs to be at his best in a game of such magnitude.


“I don't think my experience is a crucial point”, the manager told his club’s official site.

“Maybe it helps me to sleep fine tonight but during the game it's a game, a knockout game, a game of details, a game where maybe one goal will be the difference.

“It is a game where everybody needs to be at the top level – the players and me.

"During the 90 minutes the players are more important than the manager. I trust them a lot and that helps me to be calm.”

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