It is generally believed that success is correlated with the amount you spend in every transfer window and for that reason every bid side, especially in England, tries to hire as many players as they can to strengthen their side at least on paper and if you are a defending champions it holds ever truer for you. But Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not someone who doesn’t seem to have trust on this theory as he did not impart in last summer window aggressively. Yet, he knows that it is not going to be an easy task for him to defend their league title especially after his rivals spent millions of dollars to bring in finest talents of contemporary soccer. Copying the same approach he used in the last season, Portuguese wants to plan a systematic strategy for every game they play and it will generally include opponents, their strength, and how to restrict their forward line to gain maximum benefit in the first half itself. Despite all this, second term serving boss understands the mood of today’s soccer where everyone is ready to replace you on the top and Mourinho is confident his side can offer a tough resistance to other title contenders including Manchester duos along with Liverpool and Arsenal.
Talking about the upcoming season, former Everton boss said, “I think what is difficult is to win a title and when you win one, it’s more difficult to win it twice. Why has no team won the Champions League twice in a row? There is a reason for this and it is because you have a lot of teams, economically powerful, institutionally powerful teams, they want to react. They are disappointed not to win a competition and come back stronger.
“You win the title in a country where you are almost lonely or the opposition doesn’t reach the level — you win once, two times, three times, four times, no problem. You do it because the other teams have no conditions to react.
“You win the Champions League, how many teams can react to the fact that they did not win the Champions League? A lot of them can react. In the Premier League if you win the title, how many teams are able to react against that? A lot of them can react. Here, Man City won and Chelsea was not happy, Man United was not happy, Arsenal was not happy and Liverpool was not happy. Chelsea sign Diego Costa, Fabregas, Courtois. Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez.”