Watch out for the sharks

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he is keen to avoid the sharks in the last 16 of the Champions League draw which takes place on Monday 15th December 2014.

Mourinho was speaking after his side 3-1 victory over Sports Lisbon which seen the Premier League leaders top group G.

Chelsea was unbeaten in the group stages winning 4 of their 6 games and drawing the other 2.

Following the game Mourinho said “We don't fear anybody, but we know there are very good, strong teams still in this competition,"

Last year we were close and we didn't have the team playing at such a high level as we do this season, so we can dream we will do it. But let's see if the sharks let us, because there are a few sharks in the ocean."

Mourinho was asked would he prefer a easier side in next week draw he said “Paris would be good, because it's easy to travel for us, for the fans. It would be good, but we can't decide the draw.

"The hardest? Everyone is hard. You think Basel is easy? We lost twice against them last year. They beat Liverpool and three years ago they beat Manchester United.

"Leverkusen, Shakhtar... I don't think there are easy teams at that moment. I don't think any of the big teams is out of the Champions League now. Maybe Liverpool, but all the teams that want to win the competition, they're all in the competition.

"Season after season you repeat this; normally everyone is in the last 16. Everybody's there, so the Champions League starts now."


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