Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: 'We were in control'

Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager walks off the pitch following his team's 3-2 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 7, 2013
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Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea were always in control against Steaua Bucuresti despite only winning by the one goal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has conceded that his team were not at full throttle in this evening's final Champions League group-stage match against Steaua Bucuresti.

Demba Ba scored the only goal of the game as the Blues ensured that they topped Group E after six games, which should mean a kinder draw in the last 16.

"Normally we have to score more goals and win comfortably and give more emotions for the supporters, but we had the game always under control," the Portuguese coach told Sky Sports News.

"We had the chances and the dominance and pressed very well, but the second goal did not arrive and the opponents is then always alive.

"Every time we played short and fast finding Eden [Hazard], Willian and Oscar, we had creation speed and intensity, but we did not have enough patience and went back to things from the old days sometimes."

Schalke 04 beat Basel 2-0 in Germany to finish as runners-up.

Oscar and Demba Ba of Chelsea celebrate after Danijel Georgijevski of Steaua scores an own goal to open the scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E match on December 11, 2013
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