Chelsea is still “a little horse” in the Premier League’s title race, despite their 1-0 win over rivals Manchester City, manager Jose Mourinho said.
Chelsea’s win late Monday has moved them alongside City into joint-second place, just two points behind leaders Arsenal.
With a six-point gap to fourth-placed Liverpool, the title race looks like a three-horse race. But according to Mourinho, there are differences between Chelsea and the other two clubs.
“There are two horses and a little horse — a little horse that still needs milk and work and to learn how to jump,” Mourinho said of his team.
“We are a team in evolution, but this is the kind of performance that helps the team to grow up a lot,” Mourinho said. “Tactically and mentally I think it was fantastic.
“A victory is a victory but a victory against a very good team is better than against an ordinary team.
“The best thing for our evolution is to play matches under pressure, to be close to the leaders, and today we came here and played against the leaders and we deserved it.”