Jose Mourinho slams Chelsea defence and Fernando Torres

Jose Mourinho labelled Chelsea’s defending 'a joke' and then launched an extraordinary attack on Fernando Torres.

Mourinho blew his top after Chelsea’s chaotic defending led to three goals that leave his side with a mountain to climb to avoid a Champions League quarter-final exit.

The Chelsea boss then questioned whether Torres, axed from the game before coming on as a second-half substitute, was ‘a real striker’.
A furious Mourinho said: ‘We couldn’t transform halfchances into goals. And on top of that, we made individual defensive mistakes — so we paid the price.

‘We scored in our own goal, and the third goal is a joke. Not a goal, a joke.’
The Chelsea manager then turned his attentions to Torres, who came on as a substitute for Schurrle midway through the second half.

Torres has scored just three times in the Champions League this season, including the opener in Turkey against Galatasaray in the previous round.
Mourinho added: ‘I’m not happy with my strikers’ performances so I had to try things.

‘And with Andre at least I know we have one more player to have the ball, one more player to associate with the other players, even though he’s not a striker.

‘But football is not just about that. It’s also about scoring goals, getting behind, and that is for strikers. Real strikers. And I had to try.

‘It’s difficult for us to score goals, especially when the games are tight. It’s difficult for us to transform the half-chances into chances.

‘And when you make a defensive mistake, you are in trouble.’