I don’t need to clean Chelsea dressing room, insists Mourinho

Date published: Friday 20th November 2015 1:17

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not demand transfer activity in January, he has no need to “clean the dressing room” and is confident the Blues can climb out of their slump.

The Premier League champions are 16th in the table, with three wins and seven losses in 12 games leaving them three points clear of the relegation zone and 15 adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Mourinho, who received support from Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo on Friday, says he will not ask for a change of players in the forthcoming transfer window.

“I will not ask any change to the board for January. I am happy with my players, I trust the players,” Mourinho said during Friday’s press conference to preview their home clash with Norwich.

“I don’t need to clean the dressing room, like I heard was written somewhere. And I don’t need to ask the club to spend money in January.

“We put ourselves in a great situation being champions. We have to be again together in ourselves to put it in the right place.

“The situation is good in the squad so we really believe good things are coming for us.”

Mourinho is experiencing the worst results of his trophy-laden career.

He said: “When you play well and lose it’s more difficult to cope with it.

“We have to try to play well and hopefully get the result we need.

“In football and in management every experience is positive, but I still prefer the experience of winning.”

The season has been marred by disciplinary offences and Mourinho was absent from the loss at Stoke due to a stadium ban.

He returns to the dugout on Saturday, but declined to discuss his banishment.

Mourinho, who has a suspended one-match ban hanging over him after losing an appeal, said: “It’s over, let’s forget it.”

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