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Jose blasts 'ridiculous' goals

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho branded his side's defending as 'ridiculous' following their 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

A well-taken Ezequiel Lavezzi strike, a David Luiz own goal and a superb solo effort from Javier Pastore condemned the Blues to a convincing defeat at the Parc des Princes, with Eden Hazard converting a 27th-minute penalty.

The Portuguese boss was unhappy with the way his players defended throughout the match, and believed that a lack of concentration cost them the game.

When asked to explain the 'sloppy' goals they conceded, Mourinho responded: "I say ridiculous. You say sloppy, I say ridiculous.

"After the cross comes (for the first goal), we assist the striker and there's no one going for the ball in the crucial position. In the second, it's one of my players on the goal and that's unlucky.

"But the way the team were positioned defensively was not correct. And finally, the third one is even more sloppy. Ridiculous."

Mourinho refused to concede the tie but admitted that his side will face an uphill task if they want to progress to the Champions League semi-finals

"It's a difficult job. It's not impossible. Nothing is impossible but it's difficult. They are the kind of team - with the players they have - out of nothing they can score goals. So it will not be an easy job," he said.

"We are not a team full of talent to score lots of goals, especially at this level - but you never know."

Having started the game with no recognised striker, opting to play winger Andre Schurrle up front, the Blues boss revealed why he decided to substitute the German in favour of Fernando Torres with the game tied at 1-1.

"I changed it because I thought that Fernando would give us more depth than Andre," he said. "The team was comfortable with Andre, we had good control of the game and good ball possession. Andre was rocking back and the team was quite comfortable controlling the game.

"I thought Fernando would give us a bit more."