Mourinho admits Chelsea played for `pride` to reach CL knockouts

London, Dec.10 : Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that his players were really playing for their `pride` as they progressed through to the knockout stages of the Champions League following their 2-0 win over Porto.

Reflecting on his side’s performance, the 52-year-old said that his side were compact during the match and said that it was a deserving victory.

He further insisted that they always played to win as they didn’t want to go to the Europa League, the Daily Express reported.

The Portuguese manager admitted that his side were not lucky enough in the Premier League, adding that everything they tried went against them.

Meanwhile, skipper John Terry also expressed his views and said that the result came as a huge relief to the team after constant defeats in the Premier League.

With the win, Chelsea finished top in the Group G of the standings, having four wins from the six games which they have played. (ANI)