Pogba: I have no problem with Mourinho

Apr 23, 2018, 13:05
Pogba: I have no problem with Mourinho

Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.

A sublime goal by Olivier Giroud and a header by substitute Alvaro Morata saw Chelsea overcome Southampton 2-0 in Sunday's semi-final at Wembley.

The North Londoners fell at the last-four hurdle for the eight time on the trot, with Kane in particular struggling to make an impact.

Mourinho also took time to express his opinions on the criticism shown towards his side in the wake of their shock defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford which mathematically handed Manchester City the Premier League title.

"If you look at games we have played against the top six, we have won a lot of them so when we played against Tottenham we were confident as well".

"So I think when you go to this big moments, with this big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it's an advantage at all".

Chelsea's progression to yet another FA Cup final means Burnley could end a 51-year wait for European football being played at Turf Moor.

Despite talk of Tottenham possibly having an unfair advantage due to their Wembley familiarity, the 50-50 split of supporters may have jarred the Spurs players. "To do that with all the fantastic teams we play against will be an achievement for a club that couldn't do it for a few years now", Mourinho said.

"I think if you see in the dressing room, it's a mess", Vorm was quoted as saying by beIN Sports.

"With Jose, we have clarified the situation and there is not a problem between him and I. But we are talking about two managers with strong characters and we are talking about two winners.

There is not a problem between him and I", Conte said. The Red Devils started the game on the back foot after an early Dele Alli opener but they managed to overturn the result with Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera finding the scoresheet.

Yet to win any silverware as coach, the focus is now maintaining Southampton's Premier League status, after Hughes suffered the ignominy of being dumped out of the FA Cup twice in a single campaign.

A second-placed finish combined with a trophy could be enough to argue his season has not been the complete, abject failure many have deemed it to be.

'I knew we had to play against three central defenders who are very strong physically, so I made a decision to start with Olivier, but when Morata came on his impact was impressive, in the same way as Pedro and Bakayoko's impact was'. "This season, we are not favourites but I know very well that last season we lost the final, despite being, in my mind, the favourites".

And his cross was inch-perfect for Alli to apply the finishing touch for his 13th goal of the season.

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