Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he is relishing the challenge of proving doubters wrong as he seeks a solution to halt his side’s poor start to the new season.
The defending Barclays Premier League champions suffered their third defeat of the new campaign against Everton on Saturday afternoon as first-half substitute Steven Naismith struck a hat-trick to ensure another miserable outing for the west London outfit.
That loss came on the back of a shock 2-1 reverse at home to Crystal Palace before the international break and the Blues are now 11 points adrift of current league leaders Manchester City after just five games.
Next for Mourinho’s side is a UEFA Champions League group stage clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday night before they welcome London rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge three days later for the lunchtime kick-off in the league.
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With his side facing the possibility of falling even further behind City in the title race should they lose against the Gunners, the Portuguese legend says he’s the right man for the job and is already looking ahead to the upcoming fixtures:
“I know that lots of people are happy that finally after so many years they find me in a situation like this so fair play, enjoy – but I will enjoy my day [on Sunday] again working hard as always and thinking we can win on Wednesday,” he told BBC Sport.
“I am the man for the job. I don’t think there is better man who could come and do my job.”
“It is a good challenge, I cannot be here jumping or laughing because people may think I am not sad or frustrated so I cannot laugh too much, but the reality is I face this situation smiling inside because it is a good challenge,” Mourinho added [via Standard Sport].