Chelsea star blasts Jose Mourinho’s tactics after Champions League exit

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has expressed his confusion over Jose Mourinho’s tactics after the Blues were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Blues lost 3-1 in the second-leg at home to Atletico Madrid after a 0-0 first leg draw in Spain.

Recently the media have criticized Chelsea’s defensive methods, even when results go their way.

But the Belgian is questioning his boss’ tactics after the Blues went crashing out of Europe’s elite cup competition.

“Chelsea aren’t set up to play football,” Belgian Hazard told beIN SPORTS’ French station.

“Chelsea are set up to counter-attack – a little bit like Real against Bayern.

“I don’t know what we lacked. After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did.”

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher shared a similar view with Sky Sports, saying: “”This Chelsea team at the moment does not have enough creativity to open teams up.

“Think of the attacking talent at Chelsea. But they’ve scored two goals in six Champions League semi-finals.”

He went on to pinpoint bringing on Samuel Eto’o at the beginning of the second half as an unwise decision.

“I just thought it was a little bit early to go two up front,” said Carragher. “It had been a tight game but as soon as they went two up front it started to open up.

“I just thought it was a little bit early and that Mourinho had patience in these big games. They only needed one goal and it was important not to concede another.”

With Chelsea out of the Champions League, there will need to be a major twist in the Premier League race for Jose Mourinho to not finish trophyless for second consecutive season.


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