Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho let rip at his players following the 3-1 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain, which leaves the Blues with an uphill struggle to progress to the Champions League semi-finals, reports Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror.
The Blues had fallen 2-1 behind after David Luiz put through his own goal, but a late third from Javier Pastore left the Stamford Bridge club facing additional problems for the second leg.
Mourinho is quoted as saying:
The third goal was a joke. Not a goal, a joke. It was ridiculous.
We scored an own goal and we enjoyed the third goal with Pastore, because the third goal was about Pastore, and us.
We made individual mistakes in areas where, for the whole season, the guys have performed with no problems.
They have the right to make the mistakes because we have other players who have made the mistakes all season.
Andre Schurrle started as a lone striker in the game before being replaced by Fernando Torres, but a lack of cutting edge hurt Chelsea, claimed Mourinho:
If we had their strikers we'd be winning things, of course. I'm not happy with my strikers' performances, so I have to try things.
With Andre, at least, I know we have one more player to have the ball. He's not a striker but the team can have control of the ball possession.
But football is not just about that. It's also about scoring goals, getting behind, and that is for strikers, real strikers. And I had to try.
With top strikers at this level, it's one chance equals one goal. We don't have that.
Kim Willsher of The Guardian reported that Chelsea and PSG supporters had clashed in the French capital before the game.