Jose praise for Hilario
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho says his decision to sign Hilario has been vindicated.
Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea could have been out of the title race and UEFA Champions League had he not signed Hilario.
Chelsea's third-choice keeper was thrust into the spotlight following injuries to Petr Cech and his regular deputy Carlo Cudicini.
And Mourinho says the 31-year-old has more than proved his worth with some assured displays since stepping into the breach.
"If I hadn't hired him I would already lost all titles," the Chelsea boss told The Daily Telegraph.
"Last season's third choice keeper would not have handled the demands that were put on Hilario."