Jose Mourinho admitted Chelsea weren’t good enough after they were knocked out of the Champions League by 10-man Paris Saint-Germain.
The Special One was left gutted after Thiago Silva’s goal made it 2-2 on the night, 3-3 on aggregate, and proved the decisive blow at Stamford Bridge.
PSG were rocked by the first-half dismissal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic but went the distance with 10 men and battled hard to book their spot in the quarter-finals.
Dignified in defeat, Mourinho said: “Yes [they deserved to knock us out].
“I want to discuss that with the players. I want to see the game again.
“I want to know their feelings. I want to find conclusions about our performance. Our performance was not good enough.
“They coped better than us with the pressure of the game, maybe because they were with 10 men we felt even more the pressure of winning and they felt they had nothing to lose.
“We couldn’t cope with that. We conceded two goals from set pieces… the markers weren’t absolutely decided.
“Goals like that are difficult to accept. That’s my feeling [that the players couldn’t cope mentally].
“We felt too much that pressure. Individual performances were not good enough.”
Chelsea must pick themselves up after this setback as they resume their Premier League title charge on Sunday at home to Southampton.
The Saints currently lie seventh in the standings.