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Jose Mourinho laments 'naive' display

September 16, 2013
By Kevin Palmer

Jose Mourinho has warned that he may not be able to bring instant success to Chelsea, after he stressed the style of his new Blues side will be very different to the team he enjoyed so much glory with in his first spell as the club’s manager.

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Mourinho made a swift impact as he won the Premier League title in his maiden season with Chelsea following his arrival as manager first time around in 2004, but he suspects a little patience may be required before similar success can be contemplated almost a decade later.

The first Chelsea team constructed by Mourinho was notable for its power and athleticism, but the more nimble-footed stars he now has under his command offer the former Real Madrid boss a very different focal point to their attack.

"No, this is not 2004 all over again," Mourinho said. "This team has a different profile and we are not unbeatable. I came here to work with time, to develop the players and play the best they and we can.

"There were some fast combinations (at Everton) and it was very nice to see, but it is also very nice when the ball touches the net. We have what we have. We have to work this way and, one day, we are going to score four or five.

"We have to be effective, be adult and not naive. We have to transform the beautiful football we played into goals."

"The players did not lose the game tactically, they lost it emotionally," he added of the defeat at Goodison Park. "Tactically, they knew what they had to do with three at the back. They know the distance they can go. Emotionally, it is different. You see your watch ticking down and it goes very fast when you are losing. They lost a little bit of emotional control.

"Who is going to win it. (Eden) Hazard? Oscar? (Juan) Mata? There was too much emotion and not enough football."

Meanwhile, Mourinho dismissed suggestions that he made a mistake by allowing striker Romelu Lukaku to join Everton on loan for the rest of the season while rejecting suggestions that the Belgian has the potential to become a striker comparable to Didier Drogba at Chelsea.

"No, no. They are not the same profile," he said of Lukaku. "It is one thing to be the same kind of body, it is another to be the same kind of player. They are completely different.

"Drogba made his history in here and Drogba is gone. Now there is no Drogba. I enjoyed that period of my career but that period has gone. There is no way back."

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