The FA Community Shield

Mourinho: 'The best team lost, we controlled the game'

Sunday 02 Aug 2015
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looks dejected
Jose Mourinho believes the best team lost at Wembley Stadium in the FA Community Shield.

The Chelsea manager watched his side suffer a 1-0 defeat on Sunday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first half strike proved enough to earn the victory for Arsenal.

"We were the best team. We had more initiative, we controlled the game by having ball possession. Arsenal defended with 10 players, they put everybody in front of their own line and they had good organisation, congratulations to them,” the Portuguese told BT Sport after the final whistle.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

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"They had a couple of chances in counter attacks but we had ours in organised football. They played their game tactically and found themselves one goal in front without any reason.”

The result was the first time Mourinho has suffered a competitive defeat to his Gunners counterpart Wenger at the 14th attempt, but the 52-year-old says it has not affected him too much.

“I never had a psychological edge. It’s not normal what happened before, and because it’s not normal I never paid attention to that,” he said.

“I always thought one game is one game and has no relation with other games. Thirteen matches is an eternity. It has never been a question of beating someone and losing to another one.”

And despite kicking off the campaign with a defeat, Mourinho vowed to bounce back by lifting the title for the second successive season.

"This season the Premier League title is very difficult but it is very difficult for everyone. The way other teams are spending they have big power in the hands while we are the same as last season. And with that we are going to try."

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer At Wembley Stadium connected by EE