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Mourinho: We Risked Everything

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has heaped praises on his side after their 2-0 comeback in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

Andre Schurrle's opener and a late Demba Ba goal were enough for the Blues to overcome the 3-1 defeat at Paris, which means Chelsea have reached their seventh semi-final in 11 years.

Mourinho believes his side gave absolutely everything and praised a collective team effort.

"They gave everything. Even in some difficult moments of the performance, they gave absolutely everything," he told Sky Sports.

"I promise you, to play against Lucas is not easy, to play against Cavani is not easy, to play against Lavezzi is not easy.

"My four defenders, as always, were brilliant but the midfield worked like animals and David Luiz was a monster.

"And the people in attack, some of them tried to create and they were the ones - when it was time to go for the physical game and to use your body - who were brave and Fernando (Torres) and Demba gave a big help to the team."

With only a few minutes to play Chelsea were still one goal short, but Mourinho put in his three strikers and threw everyone forward.

"We risked everything," the Portuguese added.

"Demba, Nando and Eto'o all played together and we tried to play direct because our midfield were really tired and broken, but also because Paris were in that situation and we know that they are not adapted to this kind of football.

"In France, they completely dominate and the style of French football has nothing to do with this direct approach."

The victory also ensured that Mourinho’s record of never being eliminated in a Champions League quarter-final continued.

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