A picture to summarise Chelsea's defeat last night. pic.twitter.com/oETlgq5yY4— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) April 3, 2014
The Blues endured a miserable encounter against the Ligue 1 champions at the Parc des Princes – manager Jose Mourinho found his side 1-0 down after just three minutes via an Ezequiel Lavezzi strike, leading the Blues boss to describe his team’s defending on the night as ‘a joke’.
Apparently Mourinho wasn’t the only one who found the Londoners’ defensive display amusing, although Marco Verratti appears to be enjoying it more than the Portuguese ‘Special One’.
Chelsea managed to grab a goal back to equalize via Eden Hazard who scored from the spot but the Belgian ace’s work was undone in the second half by an own goal from David Luiz before Javier Pastore ensured the game was put to bed.
Verratti was replaced after 76 minutes by Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc. The Italian international midfielder has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League but is unlikely to win much approval from Mourinho judging by this photo.
Mourinho blasted his defence for their concession of PSG’s third goal by Pastore, insisting it wasn’t a goal, but rather a joke.
“The third was not a goal, it's a joke. Gary Cahill says 'sloppy'. I say 'ridiculous'," said the Blues boss.
Chelsea were unable to make any headway up front other than via their man of the moment Hazard who cut a frustrated figure on the night. Andre Schurrle was ineffectual before being replaced by Fernando Torres who England legend Gary Lineker suggested barely counts as a recognized centre-forward.
"I'm not happy with my strikers, I have to try things," added Mourinho. It seems the only person happy in this moment was Marco Verratti.