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Jose Mourinho speaks ahead of Saturday's game against Paris Saint-Germain


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expects his players to be physically prepared to face Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

The Blues suffered a surprise 4-2 defeat to New York Red Bulls in New Jersey.

They face Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since their Champions League exit in March.

And according to the Portuguese, tomorrow's game is just preparation for the new season and should not be compared with the competitive tie from last season.

"Those were proper matches, those were Champions League matches in the knockout phase," Mourinho told reporters.

"For me this is preparation.

"It doesn't matter whether it is Paris St-German, New York Red Bulls or Montreal Impact, for me it means nothing to play against PSG in a friendly.

"I don't know what they have in their mind, I don't know if they have as an objective to win this competition; if it is part of their motivations to play and to win against Chelsea.

"A couple of weeks ago my goalkeeper coach was speaking about the Paris St-Germain goalkeepers and I think he should not do it, so it is not for me to speak about the Paris St-Germain players, squad, ambition or team.

"I just say they have very good players and for us to train against very good players is a very good opportunity. I prefer to play against Paris St-Germain than to play against a weak team.

"I expect a bit more freshness in my players.

"I expect a bit more adaptation to match intensity.

"We are going to play against a team that has spent more time working than us and has more matches in their legs, so I can imagine it will be difficult for us because of that, but I expect my players to feel a bit better than they did because the New York game was important for us.

"Nearly every player played 45 minutes, three of them played 90 minutes, and the day after some recovered and some trained.

"On Friday it is one session and I expect my team to be a little more fresh."

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