Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Mourinho targets four trophies

16 July 2013, 15:21

Bangkok - Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday Chelsea would be gunning for victory in all four competitions this season as he prepared to kick off his second spell in charge with a friendly in Bangkok.

The 50-year-old Portuguese said there were "no priorities" for Chelsea as they tackle the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, following their pre-season tour of Asia and the United States.

"The next match is the important one. If our next match is the Champions League, the Champions League is our competition," Mourinho told a press conference.

"And the same with the Cups because we know what the English Cups mean, especially the FA. And we want to play every competition with this mentality - so for us, no priorities."

Mourinho won back-to-back Premier League trophies, the FA Cup and two League Cups during his first time in London. But the Champions League, which he has lifted with Porto and Inter Milan, remained elusive.

He named Manchester United and Manchester City, the two most recent winners of the Premier League and both also under new management, as his main competition in England.

"In European football we have more candidates (to win the Champions League) and because of that it's more difficult to win, but we want to be there and we will be fighting for it," Mourinho added.

Mourinho said he would try to instill a winning culture from his very first game on Wednesday - against the Singha All-Star XI, who shocked Manchester United 1-0 last week in David Moyes's debut game in charge.

The Portuguese, known for his meticulous attention to detail, said he had sent his assistant to scout Saturday's game and give him a tactical blueprint of the opponents, whom he rated as dangerous.

"I don't like to lose, the players don't like to lose... for sure, tomorrow my boys will try to get a result," he said. "Losing is not a drama, losing doesn't change anything in the team. But it's not nice, we don't like it.

"Winning is part of the culture and if you can do that even in friendly matches, you have to do it."

Mourinho also deflected the latest transfer speculation, which includes links with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and even former Chelsea ace Didier Drogba, 35.

"Managers of big clubs are connected with everybody until August 31," he said, referring to the end of the July-August transfer window.

"That's the old story in football: rumours and rumours and rumours, and at the end of the day after so many rumours, something becomes true.

"But in this moment I'm so happy with the people I have here that I'm not thinking about other players."



Musa scores first goal for Leicester

22 October 2016, 20:18

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...