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We all contributed to Mourinho’s exit, Holland tells players

Jose Mourinho confronts former team doctor, Eva Carneiro, after the incident at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho confronts former team doctor, Eva Carneiro, after the incident at Stamford Bridge.

CHELSEA must shoulder “collective responsibility” for Jose Mourinho’s sacking to fight for a respectable Premier League finish, according to coach Steve Holland.

Interim boss Guus Hiddink will start work today, bidding to steer Chelsea to stability after Mourinho’s departure last week.

Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were heavily booed and dubbed “rats” by one fan’s banner in Saturday’s 3-1 league win over Sunderland.

Hiddink will now pick up the pieces of the post-Mourinho acrimony, but Holland has challenged Chelsea’s players to provide their own solutions.

“If you stand and are photographed will all the trophies last season you have to stand by the troubles this season,” Holland told Chelsea TV.

“I’m not one for attaching myself to success but detaching myself from failure, or from disappointment.

“That’s the way everyone has to look at it, you can’t have it both ways – so I think collective responsibility is the key phrase here.

“Once the second goal went in you could see the effect that had on them, and there were some signs of confidence coming back. So it was a very important win.”

Mourinho’s second Stamford Bridge stint crashed to a halt last week, seven months after the Premier League title – but also following nine defeats in 16 league games this term.

• Culled from
sportinglife.com

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