Chelsea lost their first game of the season on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 by Newcastle United.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told reporters after the game that his side were unfortunate to lose as Newcastle United ended their unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory at St. James’ Park.
Despite a goalless first-half, many onlookers felt the visitors were in control and that a breakthrough would inevitable arrive, yet not many predicted that it would come from the hosts.
Magpies striker Papiss Cisse found the net 15-minutes after the interval, and then doubled his side’s lead 12 minutes before the end as the Toon army held out under late pressure to gain a valuable 2-1 win.
In truth, the defeat was harsh on the West Londoners and a draw was arguably the least they deserved from the match, a perspective echoed by boss Jose Mourinho as he explains what went wrong for his side.
“We were unlucky,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the official Chelsea website. “The best team lost, the team that tried to win lost, but that’s football.”
“What’s important is that it’s the kind of defeat which is easy to accept. I don’t like to lose when the referee isn’t good and I blame him, which isn’t the case. He was very good and had no influence on the result.”
“I don’t like to lose and blame my players because they were complacent, didn’t play, didn’t produce or the attitude wasn’t good, that’s not the case, so I’m happy about that.”
“We were unlucky, we didn’t score goals when we could have and we conceded the only times they crossed the midfield line, but that’s football and I accept it.”
“We were unlucky, that’s crystal clear, one day we will be lucky.”