Champions League: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho takes blame for Basel loss

Image: Jose Mourinho: Disappointed with Chelsea's loss and determined to bounce back

Jose Mourinho accepted responsibility for Chelsea's shock 2-1 loss at home to Basel and admitted it was 'one step back' in their bid for Champions League progress.

Mourinho has placed emphasis on youth, even though his team has enormous experience, including Samuel Eto'o, who was ineffective. Mourinho stressed his happiness with his strike options, after leaving Fernando Torres out of the squad and bringing Demba Ba off the bench, but admitted Cameroon forward Eto'o may be lacking the sharpness displayed for Barcelona and Inter Milan after a spell in Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala, where he commanded a vast salary. Mourinho said: "The sharpness, that click to score, we have to wait. But he's a great player and he will score goals."

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