Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described his team's performance against Dynamo Kiev as good and solid.
Chelsea could only draw 0-0 on Tuesday night despite creating a lot of chances and having a penalty shout.
‘The team made a good, solid performance,’ said Mourinho, reports Chelseafc.com.
‘The performance was solid, and that only happens when the team is okay. We had control of the game for 70, 75 minutes, we had control, initiative, chances, we had the post, we had the penalty, we had everything but we didn’t score.
‘Dynamo had a strong performance, especially defensively. In the last 15 mins they felt a goal was possible, so then it was quite difficult mentally because we knew we wanted to win but we didn’t want to lose. The game in the second half is a little bit of a trap.
‘The result in the end is acceptable, in spite of us having more chances and a clear penalty once more.’
Jose Mourinho also spoke on his team's penalty shout.
‘Of course I think we can go through. Now we have a game at home, then Dynamo play Porto so at least one of them has to lose points, then we play Porto. This result keeps us in a stable position.
‘In the last period of the game do we risk to try to win? Even the players for the last period of the game felt that pressure. So the result is acceptable because it keeps us in a strong position.’
After run of poor form, Jose believes his Chelsea side is bouncing back.
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‘We are much more solid. Two matches, two clean sheets, no problems defensively. The team was solid and compact, the midfield was really strong. We showed tactical effort and tactical discipline.
‘We are recovering these qualities that are very important when you are not flying, you are not scoring goals and playing with that confidence and flair. These two solid performances are good for us.’