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Mourinho delight at points record

lsgworldl2010-05-01 14:34:23 +0000 #1
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels beating Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford to break their points record has capped an impressive season.

The Blues are now on 94 points, passing United's total of 92 in 1993/94.

"It is perfect," Mourinho said. "The record was our motivation. We wanted to beat it and this is a special moment.

"It is the perfect way to do it - at a great stadium against a team who in Sir Alex Ferguson have a manager who leads by example in success and fair play."

The Chelsea manager added that he felt his team's 20-point lead over United provided a distorted view of the way the season unfolded.

"Twenty points does not show the difference between both teams because Manchester United also have great players," added Mourinho.

"They had a very bad start to the season and a very bad end, but in the middle they put pressure on us."

Mourinho dedicated the victory to Blues captain John Terry, whose season has been ended by a toe injury.

I will look forward to seeing the first pre-season training session on July 6

Jose Mourinho

"We don't want to forget John as he would love to be here with us - and the other players with injuries," he added.

"This victory is for him as our captain. As a Chelsea boy as a child he must be the most proud about the record."

The Chelsea boss is already planning for next season and hopes to build upon the success of this campaign.

"I will look forward to seeing the first pre-season training session on July 6 - I'll be coaching and watching and seeing what we want for the future," he added.

"In such an important league you don't fail if you don't win the league but in my five years if I don't win the championship once or twice more I'd say we don't have a really great team."

Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen said he is also looking forward to next season.

He said: "The season could have been even better if we had got to the Champions League final but you've got to start somewhere and we've got two trophies this season, which is a great achievement.

"We'll enjoy the last game (at Newcastle), the summer break and will come refreshed into the new season.

"We are the champions and it is a great feeling."

news.bbc.co.uk/sport.../chelsea/4528497.stm



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