Jose Mourinho keen to put Champions League exit behind him, takes dig at Sky pundits

Mourinho & Bench - Chelsea

Jose Mourninho addressed the media ahead of this weekend's game against Southampton, and took the opportunity to have a dig at two former Liverpool players.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho seemed pretty intent on putting Wednesday night's Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint Germain behind them. 

Mourinho has said he has sat down with his team but didn't reveal what was said to the media, with the Chelsea boss seemingly having one of those days in front of the press where he was keen to avoid questions on the Champions League, and surrounding referees.

They received a lot of criticism for their conduct from Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness in the Sky Sports studio after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for a challenge on Oscar.

Mourinho commented on the criticism, telling reporters: "The world is strange, maybe because of our diets or the products we are eating but memories are getting shorter.

"Because when Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness are talking about it, they are having a [memory] problem for sure.

"Jamie stopped playing two years ago and in that time he forgot what he did on the pitch

"Graeme has forgotten a lot too. Graeme coached Benfica - and I know, a lot, about him."

A tough test awaits for Chelsea this weekend as they take on Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime with the Saints still targeting a place in the Champions League, and Mourinho seems pretty keen on responding with a win in the Premier League, and taking another step towards the title.

"We have 11 matches to play in the premier league, we want to be champions to win the premier league but so we can be back in the Champions League as top seed."

There were a lot of questions about the mental strength of his side after the Chelsea manager questioned it himself after they went out of Europe on away goals in midweek - but seemed to suggest they are strong by pointing out it is the same side that is top of the table, and looks poised to win the club's first league title in five years.

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