Chelsea managed to get knocked out of the Champions League last night after drawing 2-2 at home against 10-man Paris Saint-Germain, with the Blues boss saying his team just could not handle the pressure.
“Our performance was not good enough,” said Mourinho. “The opponent was stronger than us, they coped better with the pressure of the game.
“We tried to win but the moment they had 10 men we felt too much pressure.”
He added: “Paris St-Germain deserved it. When a team can’t defend two corners and concedes two goals to corners they don’t deserve to win.”
PSG were without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was sent off early in the match for a foul on Chelsea’s Oscar playing the next hour, and then 30-minutes of extra-time with just 10-men, and it was Thiago Silva’s headed corner that took the French champions through to the quarter-finals on the away goals rule.
“They have a reason to celebrate and I told my players it is not after a bad match that I kick tables and doors, it is time to be calm and analyse as a team,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.