Jose Mourinho admits it will be ‘very difficult’ for any team to ever beat his Chelsea side’s record of 86 unbeaten home games after Liverpool finished his point at 68 … while congratulating Jurgen Klopp and Co on their ‘ great ‘form at Anfield.
- Jose Mourinho said Chelsea’s 86-game league unbeaten streak may be unbeatable
- The now manager of Tottenham was speaking after Liverpool ended the 68-game run
- Mourinho said Liverpool’s performance was also ‘great’ and ‘very difficult’
Jose Mourinho admits that it takes something extra special to break his Chelsea team’s 86-game unbeaten home record.
Liverpool’s long run without a Premier League defeat at Anfield came to an end after 68 games, spanning nearly four years, before Burnley’s 1-0 win on Thursday.
However, Chelsea did not lose a single league game at Stamford Bridge from February 2004 to October 2008, a streak that was more than Mourinho’s first spell at the West London club.
Jose Mourinho said his Chelsea side’s 86-game unbeaten league will be ‘hard’ to beat
The Tottenham manager spoke after Liverpool’s 68-game run ended on Thursday
“The records are there to be broken, even the most incredible in so many sports,” said the Portuguese, who now heads Tottenham. ‘There are some records that you look at and you feel it is impossible for someone to do it.
‘What Liverpool did is amazing and very, very difficult to achieve. Our Chelsea record is still the record and it is very difficult for anyone to do better than that. But congratulations to Liverpool for the great run they had in not losing a Premier League game at home for so long. ‘
Avram Grant was in charge when Chelsea’s record was ended by Liverpool.
Mourinho only lost a Premier League game at home deep into his second spell at the Bridge, defeating Sunderland in April 2014.
As Chelsea boss (pictured), Mourinho did not lose a home game until his second spell
The Portuguese (second right) still congratulated Liverpool for a ‘great’ performance
Much of his ‘Special One’ mystique was built around the invincibility of his homegrown teams, but the Spurs boss fears that larger teams are becoming increasingly vulnerable to shocking results.
“What was almost a scandal years ago is no longer,” Mourinho said as he prepared his team for Monday’s FA Cup game in Wycombe. ‘Any team can go to any stadium and get a result.
“The considered teams with less potential are if not like that anymore, these clubs and professionals deserve the credit.
‘I don’t open my mouth anymore and say’ wow, what a crazy result ‘. There are no more crazy results.
“ Any team, even those with the goal of becoming champions or top four, I am not surprised when these big teams have a series of matches where confidence drops a bit due to poor results.
The reality is that nothing is eternal. No consecutive wins and no consecutive defeats. The following games are always open with open results. ‘