Paul Scholes: Chelsea need trophies before Jose Mourinho calls them a 'great team'

The Blues drew 1-1 with PSG this week

Paul Scholes
Friday 20 February 2015 00:30
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Branislav Ivanovic and his Chelsea team-mates celebrate the opening goal
Branislav Ivanovic and his Chelsea team-mates celebrate the opening goal

Working as one of the ITV pundits on Tuesday night I was surprised to hear Jose Mourinho talking about Chelsea as a “great team”. Great teams have to win trophies first, which means that Chelsea have had a great team when they won back-to-back league titles but they are still a long way off it now.

I recognise that Paris Saint-Germain have an excellent home record in Europe. Even so, I expected Chelsea to create more chances against them this week. They had one attempt on goal, Branislav Ivanovic’s header that went in. Barcelona or Real Madrid might not have beaten PSG but they would have had more than one shot on goal.

I wouldn’t rule PSG out for the second leg, especially if Zlatan Ibrahimovic decides he fancies it. I think they will score at least one at Stamford Bridge.

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