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Jose Mourinho on the draw, the penalty claim and making it through the group stage


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was satisfied with his side's performance against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.

The Blues created a number of goal-scoring opportunities and had a penalty claim ignored by referee Damir Skomina as they could only manage a draw on Tuesday night.

But the Portuguese says his team is recovering after a very disappointing start to the new campaign.

"The team made a good, solid performance," Mourinho told reporters.

"The performance was solid, and that only happens when the team is okay. We had control of the game for 70, 75 minutes, We had control, initiative, chances, we had the post, we had the penalty, we had everything but we didn't score.

"Dynamo had a strong performance, especially defensively. In the last 15 minutes they felt a goal was possible, so then it was quite difficult mentally because we knew we wanted to win but we didn't want to lose. The game in the second half is a little bit of a trap.

"The result in the end is acceptable, in spite of us having more chances and a clear penalty once more.

"[The penalty claim?] Against Porto it was a clear handball in the last minute, today was not last minute but I don't know why the referee decided not to give it.

"The referee was very good, I'm serious. He made one mistake. For example in the Rugby World Cup, the referee in the Scotland (v Australia) game was very good but he made one mistake, and because of that mistake Scotland lost.

"We are much more solid. Two matches, two clean sheets, no problems defensively. The team was solid and compact, the midfield was really strong. We showed tactical effort and tactical discipline.

"We are recovering these qualities that are very important when you are not flying, you are not scoring goals and playing with that confidence and flair. These two solid performances are good for us."

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