Chelsea’s coach, Jose Mourinho has commended the courage shown by his team in the last two matches, especially Didier Drogba in overcoming the task of Capital One Cup at Shrewsbury Town.
The Premier League leaders were determined to prevail against their opponent at Greenhouse Meadow on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to reach the quarter-finals, after drawing at Manchester United in the premier league.
Didier Drogba had opened the leading for Chelsea, but Andy Mangan levelled the score for a draw, until Jermaine Grandison’s own goal eventually settled the fourth-round tie.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Mourinho commended the effort of Drogba while the Likes of Costa were absent; “The four players who played on Sunday, October 26, 2014 gave an unbelievable example for the others – Didier Drogba, Filipe Luis, Gary Cahill and Oscar were brilliant”.
“You have people like them, plus Petr Cech and [John Obi] Mikel, who have not been playing regularly but gave a great example of professionalism.
“That gives the kids like Andreas Christensen and Nathan Ake a perfect example, so I’m really happy as I was expecting a difficult match.”
Mourinho also reaffirmed he hopes to have Diego Costa and Ramires back in the team before their match against QPR on Saturday, November 1, 2014 as he commends Drogba for standing in the gap against Shrewsbury, having also netted at Old Trafford.
The Cote d’Ivoire forward, Didier Drgba also reacted, “It was a difficult pitch, difficult weather and fantastic opponents who gave everything, created a difficult game for us.
“It was difficult for the players who have not played a lot this season and for those who were playing on Sunday, but with our experience we finally won the game.