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Q. Jose, 1-0 up, you may have won the game in the first 10-15 minutes, and then what happened to your team?

JM: "You know, happened that we didn't score when we could and we could in the 1st half, we had good situations to kill it, we didn't and at half-time, I repeat basically, the same words I repeat in the last match, telling the players that their dressing room was for sure a dressing room with belief because the result was open and because they were playing quite well and we need to go and kill the game which we didn't. We couldn't be dominate in the beginning of the 2nd half and only after their equaliser we had again that reaction, that I don't like, I prefer not the reaction, I prefer to be pro-active and to go for it, but then we go for it only after the 1-1 and after the red card we are in a bit of difficult but then even with one man less was a reaction of pride, a reaction of a group that didn't want to lose the game and that tried until the last second, and then the penalties come and somebody has to miss, and when I saw going after the sixth, the seventh, I knew that we were going tp be in trouble with Jones and Eric, I know, I knew that we were going to be in trouble then."

Q. It's the second time in just a few days that you criticised the team for their attitude...

JM: "Do you think I criticised, I don't think so?"

Q. I think you didn't get the reaction that you wanted...

JM: "You know that's not criticising the team, I belong to that reaction, I belong to that team, I don't think you are correct when you say I'm criticising the team or do you want me to analyse the game or you want me to go away?

Q. No, I want you to analyse the game but equally you are unhappy with the way your team responded?

JM: You want me to say that we did a phenomenal match?

Q. No. I want the truth...

JM: The truth is exactly that, the opponent in the 2nd half start better than us and we were not able to match that intensity which we did after the 1-1, which we did even with the 10 men."

Q. So how big a worry is that for you?

JM: "A big a worry? The League Cup is not a worry anymore because we don't play until the next season. It's the minor of the competitions we are involved but I would lie, if I say that we threw the match away, no, we want to win the match and we are disappointed that we drew, and like I told the players involved before the match, the new rules, which I agree with, the new rules, I don't disagree because I lost, the new rules would put the favourite team more in danger because with a draw you have in the past 30 more minutes to play, without the extra-time you go direct to penalties and I think goes against the team that normally in 30 minutes extra-time would win the match, so then we go to penalties, and I never blame a player to lose a penalty, especially because we know clearly because we train and because we knew that when it goes in the direction of Jones, Eric Bailly we would be in trouble then.

Q. Lot of rumours today about a possible fall out between you and Paul Pogba, is there any truth in that?

Jose Mourinho: "No, the only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the 2nd Captain anymore, but no fall out, no problems at all. The same person that decides that Paul is not the 2nd Captain anymore, was exactly the same person that decide that Paul was the 2nd Captain, myself. I am the manager, I can make these decisions, no fall out at all, no problems at all, just one decision that I don't have to explain."