Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 while their closest title rivals, Manchester City, drew one-all with Hull to give Chelsea a 7-point lead at the top of the English Premier league table but Mourinho was quick to trivialise it.
“In another country, I would say it is fantastic,” said Mourinho. “In this country, I would say it is nothing.
“There are 14 games to go and 42 points still to play for. Every game is difficult, and anything can happen.”
According to a BBC report, Mourinho insisted he was not shocked to see City only draw 1-1 with Hull, who were in the relegation zone at the start of the day, but said he was happy that his side’s title hopes are in their own hands.
“I am surprised with nothing here, in this country every team can take points so, no, I am not surprised,” he explained.
“But I didn’t care about it. Somebody told me after the game and that’s it – before the game I was not worried and during the game I don’t even imagine their result.
“When you are top of the league, you don’t need the other teams to lose points. If they lose, good, but if they don’t lose then it is not a problem.
“We have to focus on ourselves. This was a very important victory. Now let’s try to win the next game and, if we do that, we have a seven-point lead with 13 games to go.”