Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is certainly a very happy man. The Blues thrashed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 last evening to notch up their 20th Premier League win of the season and the Portuguese made no secret of his delight following the blistering performance by his team.
Mourinho acknowledged that while the north Londoners were the better team during the first half of the game, his team comfortably dominated during the latter. He was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: "In the first half they had a lot of the ball. I think they are a team with great control of ball possession but they don't hurt people. The second half was comfortable for us.
"What I can say now clearly is that it is very, very difficult if we don't get a top-four position," he added, cheekily.
However, the manager chose not to let fans get their hopes too high already, by making it clear that a top three finish is what he is aiming for now.
The Blues are currently leading the Premier League standings with 66 points from 29 games, 7 points ahead of their nearest rivals Liverpool, who still have a game in hand. Mathematically, only Manchester City have a chance of leapfrogging Chelsea after playing the same number of games(29), with the Citizens presently on 57 points from 26 matches.
Meanwhile, Mourinho also saw the win as an opportunity to calm the tensions between him and his forwards by praising Samuel Eto’o for his performance against the Spurs. The Cameroonian paved the way for the goal riot by opening the scoring in the 56th minute of play. Eden Hazard followed him with a goal from the penalty spot in the 60th minute, with late game sub Demba Ba scoring two goals, ending a nightmarish night for the Spurs, which also saw Younes Kaboul being sent off in the 59th minute for a challenge from behind, on Eto’o.