Mourinho is up to his tricks, with the Blues boss stating he expected more football from the French champions in the first-leg.
Chelsea held their Champions League press-conference on Tuesday night, ahead of their last 16 second-leg tie with Paris Saint-Germain, and Jose Mourinho is predictably up to his mind games before the clash.
The 52-year-old described PSG as the most “aggressive” team that his side have faced all season – even ahead of the lower league outfits the Blues have faced in cup competitions – including Bradford City, Watford and Shrewsbury Town.
He is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “I thought an English team would never be surprised by aggression, because aggression we have in our country.
“This season we’ve played against sides form the Championship in the Cups, against teams from League One, and Shrewsbury from League Two, but the most aggressive team was PSG.”
Mourinho also made a point of highlighting how often Laurent Blanc’s men fouled Chelsea winger Eden Hazard – but rather sneakily said that such action should be beneath the Ligue 1 champions by implying that they have too many “fantastic” players to need to resort to foul play.
“For me, that was a real surprise. With players of such quality, I was expecting more football and less aggression.”