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Let's destroy teams - Jose Mourinho

August 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Jose Mourinho has said he wants Chelsea to "destroy" their opponents after marking his return to the club with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Hull on Sunday.

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Chelsea face Aston Villa, who stunned Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium, on Wednesday night in another Stamford Bridge game.

And Mourinho, who saw his side ease off against the Tigers when they were cruising after 25 minutes, told his players they must keep their foot on the gas and punish teams.

"If we do that, we destroy an opponent. Playing that way, you have to score goals," he said. "We want to win matches, but what I like is that, when you have the chance to destroy them by three, four, or five, we have to do it."

Although he enjoyed a winning return to Chelsea, Mourinho believes his side could be vulnerable in future if they relax in matches.

"If someone has the chance to do it to you, they will not forgive you, they will give you nothing," he said. "If someone feels that they can do it to us they will do it -- when you are in trouble, they smash you -- if we have the chance to do it, we have to do it. That is football."


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