Thibaut Courtois has tried to justify Chelsea’s sacking of Jose Mourinho towards the end of 2015 as been the correct solution to the club’s poor form in the first half of the campaign.
Despite being league champions only in May, Chelsea have had a disastrous run throughout the 2015-16 campaign. The club were near the relegation places when manager Guus Hiddink took over from Mourinho. The Portuguese boss once again failed to see out his contract at the club. Mourinho has never failed to last more than three seasons in a club over the last decade.
It was the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager who decide to make Courtois as the number one over Petr Cech. The Czech Republic shot stopper had been a huge part of the club’s success over the last decade butCourtois’ age proved decisive in the battle between the two. However,Courtois says that Mourinho’s sacking has been justified by the club’s improved form since the arrival of Hiddink. The form has done little to improve the season apart from putting the club away from relegation battle. Chelsea progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup where they were beaten by Everton.
They failed to get past PSG in the last 16 of the Champions League following a 4-2 defeat on aggregate. “It is hard to explain why our season has been bad. Maybe it is as a result of our pre-season preparations, which were very brief. We returned to training on July 16 and six days later we were already playing a match against New York Red Bulls.We weren’t in a good physical shape. We then lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield and went on to make a bad start in the league. A downward spiral set in,” said the goalkeeper.