Mourinho: No bonus for Chelsea if they beat PSG in Champions League.



Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his players -- unlike Paris Saint-Germain -- will not receive a bonus for progressing to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Chelsea host PSG on Wednesday night in the second leg of their last-16 tie, after the first meeting in Paris ended in a 1-1 draw as Edinson Cavani cancelled out Branislav Ivanovic's opening goal.

La Parisien reports PSG's Qatari owners will pay out 250,000 euros (177,000 pounds) to each squad member if they knock out Chelsea.


Quoted in several national newspapers, Mourinho said: "You know, for a long, long, long time, I don't have bonuses.

"I just have bonuses to win competitions. So I forgot that feeling. I had that feeling, but the last time was at Porto. I never had a bonus [like that] again and I don't think we should.

"The club pay us a very good salary to do our job the best we can.

"We do that job as best we can. If we take the club into quarterfinals, semifinals, finals, but we don't win the competition, we are doing a very good job for the club financially but I don't think we should get extra money, on top of our salaries, if we don't win the last prize.

"It's nice I think if somebody puts on the table 250,000 euros or pounds to win a certain match, it's nice. But I think professionalism goes above and beyond that.''

He added: "Football is about our passion for the game, the happiness and the pride of victories. They have no price."

Source: ESPN FC.


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