Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Mourinho says that he is satisfied with his side's 1-1 Champions League draw at PSGReuters

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that his side were very lucky to record a 1-1 draw against PSG in the first leg round of sixteen of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Although the Blues went ahead through Branislav Ivanovic's header in the 36th minute, PSG threatened to steal the winner after they equalised via Edinson Cavani in the early stages of the second half.

However, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a series of brilliant moves against PSG keeping the Blues' Champions League hopes alive.

And Mourinho believes that the Blues were very lucky to draw against the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday.

"When you look at the performance of our goalkeeper, you have to say yes [we were lucky to draw]. Our goalkeeper made two or three important saves in the game," Mourinho told ITV.

The former Real Madrid boss feels that Chelsea's below par performances on Tuesday night have been due to the fact that a lot of injured players were not able to train before their clash against PSG.

"Sometimes people speak about the players, about their injuries and they don't play. But there were injured players that played and the injured players that didn't train to play."

"I have in this team five players that didn't train. Five players since the game against Everton, that didn't train once. Yesterday they had like a warm-down for the press to see they were on the pitch, but we had five players who didn't train."

Nevertheless Mourinho insists that he is "happy with the result" as Chelsea have a very good chance of going through to the next round due to them scoring an away goal.

"We felt that a little, so I am happy with the result because two legs is now one leg with everything to be decided at Stamford Bridge."

Meanwhile, Chelsea captain John Terry, who acknowledged Courtois' performance, also insists that he is happy with a draw.

"It was a difficult second half. Thibaut pulled off some great saves to keep us in it and we got away with a happy draw," said Terry, according to ESPN, adding that his former teammate David Luiz made it very difficult for Chelsea.

"They keep the ball very well. They were in control of the game. Obviously, David, his range of passes is very good so they're able to stretch us."

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