Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that he is "ashamed" after his side elimination from the FA Cup, following a 2-4 defeat at the hands of League One side Bradford City in the fourth round of the competition at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Although the Blues were initially leading the game 2-0 courtesy of goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires, strikes from Jonathan Stead, Filipe Morais, Andy Halliday and Mark Yeates helped Bradford City make a stunning comeback and knockout the Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup.
And Mourinho, who had earlier said that it would be a "disgrace" if Chelsea lost to Bradford, admits that he is "ashamed" of the result.
"I feel ashamed and I think the players should feel exactly the same as I feel," said Mourinho, according to ESPN.
"I repeat the word that I used yesterday in case we lost - it's a disgrace. A sporting disgrace, but it's a disgrace. I know in the history of this competition it happens to every team now and again."
"For me it's the first time and I think it's unacceptable to lose against a team from a lower league.''
The Portuguese feels that the media have every right to criticise Chelsea, following their poor display on Saturday.
"If I was you [the media], I would be very critical with Chelsea, with Chelsea manager, with Chelsea players, but not just that because I think the other guys don't deserve that we forget them. They deserve [praise] after such an impressive result.''
The former Real Madrid boss, who made nine changes to his side, following the Blues draw against Liverpool in the first leg semifinals on Tuesday, defended his team selection, insisting that the team was "good enough."
"The team I select is a good team,'' he added. "When we go to the other players, the other players have to be ready to play for Chelsea, to play any game. If they cannot play against a team from the Championship or League One or League Two, what do we do? I think the selection was good enough.''
However, Mourinho gave full credit to Bradford for the win, insisting that he feels "happy for them."
"In this moment I feel happy for them. I could find in my bad feeling with the game and with the result space to feel happy for them. I'm honest," added the Portuguese.