Jose: Only ‘stupid’ teams wont use counter attack.



As we all know the Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho is all about winning football matches and he told the Sunday Times teams who don't use the counter-attacking system are "stupid", insisting it is a key part of any great football team.

Chelsea faced a lot of criticism during the 2014/15 season about their defensive display en route winning the Premier League title but Mourinho - who confirmed they'll be recruiting a striker this summer - has responded by hitting out at those who are obsessed with possession football.

“There is no new generation (of managers),” the Chelsea manager said.

“What it is, is people who got some idea, some philosophy, and want to create something like, ‘we build very well from the back, we have a very good ball possession, we don't play counter-attack’.

“But if you don't play counter-attack then it's because you are stupid. Counter-attack is a fantastic item of football, an ammunition that you have, and when you find your opponent unbalanced you have a fantastic moment to score a goal.

“So I think people are creating (illusions) and it has influenced public opinion. But football will never change. Football is to win.”

The former Porto and Real Madrid boss also expressed his desire to add to his frontline.

“We will be better. I don't see our team losing players,” he added.

“We lost a striker who scored four goals in the Premier League, but three of these goals meant important points for us. So we have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level.”


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