Jose Mourinho refused to let a spitting incident detract from Chelsea’s 3-1 Champions League win over Porto.
The Chelsea boss was spat at by an angry Porto supporter during the warm-up at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s not important,” he said. I can understand some people love me and some don’t love me but that is just life.
“The opposing fans do this many times. Unfortunately, these things happen. But there were also many people who wanted photos and paid me compliments.”
Mourinho quit Porto in the summer after leading the club side Champions League success.
Last night’s win puts Chelsea in pole position to reach the knoc out stages.
“We have got six points and we are in a fantastic position to go to the next stage,” added Mourinho.
“We have beaten the European champions who are unbeaten away in seven.
“We broke down a few walls and we are in fantastic condition – it would take a disaster for us not to be in the next stage of the tournament.”
“We still have to work to improve but I have to say that the mentality of my team is absolutely fantastic. We play as a team for every moment of the game,” he said.
“In most of the big teams in Europe, where the big players are, some of them think a bit more about themselves and less about the team.
“It’s important to choose not only the players but also their characters. In big teams, you sometimes make mistakes and get the wrong personalities.
“But we have the right ones here and it’s amazing to see how my players are fighting in every match. That’s why no one has been able to beat us for nine matches.”