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Mourinho happy for Chelsea to get through but Champions League can wait

Jose Mourinho felt his Chelsea side did just enough to get the result they required in Wednesday night's Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest.

The Blues dominated large portions of the Stamford Bridge meeting to come away with a 1-0 victory which allowed them to finish top of Group E.

Mourinho, who will now put Europe's top competition aside until the round of 16 returns in February next year, said he was pleased with the positive result although he admits Chelsea could have been more patient in their attacking third in order to kill off the game following Demba Ba's 10th minute opener.

"The second goal didn't arrive, when it doesn't the opponent is alive and enthusiastic...and fighting for the result," he told Sky Sports 3.

"Normally we have to score more goals again and win comfortably with more goals and more emotions for the supporters.

"We had the game always under control. We had the chances, the corners, the dominancy, and played very well.

"In the first half we were quite strong. We still played a few long balls when we don't need to do that.

"We don't have enough patience sometimes to pass the ball and wait for spaces.

"Now we forget about the Champions League until 2014."

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