Adidas posted this video interview with José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, aka José Mourinho, where José talks about Chelsea in the Champions League.
Consider his use of language. (Transcript below.)
”I think Chelsea winning the Champions League was like bringing justice to a team that was a very strong team in the Champions League for about a decade.
“Chelsea had everything in the Champions League, the first one to arrive into a semi-final was before my arrival with Claudio Ranieri and Chelsea lost the semi-final against Monaco.
“After that, with me, we lost that semi final against Liverpool with a goal that was not a goal.
“The next year we lose the semi-final on penalties.
“After my departure Chelsea goes to the final and loses on penalties – with one kick could be the winner and it was the loser.
“After that Chelsea had the famous night of the match against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge – that stays in the history of football, in the history of the Champions League but for the wrong reasons.
“And finally, after all of this, finally Chelsea won the Champions League so I think it was to bring justice to a group of players that were there fighting season after season and reaching semis and reaching finals and being stopped to do more and finally Chelsea did it also in a dramatic way also with extra time and penalties – all of these things.
“But finally Chelsea got what Chelsea was fighting for a long time.“
José Mourinho was speaking to promote adidas Gamedayplus, bringing together the best (not the second-best-losing-on-penalties, but the best) of the UEFA Champions League in one place. To find out more visit adidas.com/gamedayplus. That’s an order, soldier.