Casillas ‘Obsessed’ With Beating Mourinho And Chelsea This Week

(L) Eden Hazard, (C) Diego Costa, (R) Bransilav Invanovic During Chelsea Vs Bournemouth

The Blues’ shock defeat to
Bournemouth was their eighth
of the Premier League season,
but the ex-Real Madrid man
expects a tough European clash
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas
has claimed that he and the
rest of his Porto team-mates
are “obsessed” with beating
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on
Wednesday.

Chelsea slumped to their eighth
Premier League defeat on
Saturday, surprisingly beaten
1-0 at home by Bournemouth.

The Blue languish in 14th
position – 14 points adrift of
Manchester United, who
occupy the fourth and final
Champions League spot.

While their Premier League
struggles are evident, the west
Londoners remain on track to
qualify for the Champions
League knockout round
heading into their final Group G
game against Porto.

Chelsea top the group ahead of
the Portuguese side on goal
difference, while Dynamo Kyiv
are two points adrift and
Casillas has warned his team-
mates not to underestimate
Mourinho and Co.

Porto has not prepared for a
defensive match because that
will be a disaster and almost
certainly result in a
defeat
,” Casillas told the Sunday
Mirror. “We’re obsessed with
staying in the Champions
League
.

We have had a good group
phase but the pain was the
defeat at home by Dinamo Kyiv.
That was our worst match of
the season and we have to be
confident that that will not
damage our European chances
.

Mourinho is a coach who will
always want a victory and now
against his old club. But we
have the mentality that we can
make them suffer at Stamford
Bridge and get through the
group phase
.

To be out of the Champions
League in the next few days
would be a big blow. Chelsea
are not playing with the same
level that they played in the
past seasons but the Blues
have an enormous squad that
is capable of beating any
European rival
.

It’s never easy to play English
clubs in their own stadiums
with the atmosphere there. But
this match is decisive for us.
After failing in the last match
it’s now obligatory that we go
to London and show our best
side and, as a minimum, take
one point on the pitch
.”

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