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Mourinho: All to play for

05 Apr 2007 - 07:49:13

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was calm about his side's Champions League prospects after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Valencia in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

A Didier Drogba strike early in the second half secured a draw for the English champions, after David Silva had fired in a superb 30-yard effort to give Los Che a half-time lead.

However, Mourinho doesn't feel that his side need to go and chase the game in the second leg in the Mestalla.

He said: "I knew that the tie would still be open, with that kind of result, 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, so there was no reason to panic.

"Maybe everybody is thinking they are one step ahead and are all enjoying this result, but, if I was in their place, I would be very cautious.

"It is 1-1. It is not 0-3. Chelsea can win in Valencia, we can draw 2-2 or go to extra-time, but of course it will be difficult.

"If one team was going to win the game, it should have been Chelsea because we attacked more, but the result was correct.

"The game was not amazing, where both teams fought a lot, Chelsea trying to win and Valencia trying to draw.

"They were a bit lucky with an amazing goal, because they did not create a lot, but it was a fantastic shot.

"We hit the post at 0-0 and had more of the ball around the box, but at the end of the day we have to accept the result."


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