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Last Updated: Monday, 19 March 2007, 23:07 GMT
Mourinho lavishes praise on Mikel
Jose Mourinho
Mourinho's Chelsea are in the running for four trophies
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho pinpointed Nigerian Mikel Jon Obi as the key to his side's FA Cup victory over Spurs.

"The best team won," said Mourinho after Chelsea triumphed in the quarter-final replay 2-1 to set up a last-four meeting with Blackburn.

"We were very solid defensively and had good control of ball possession, with Mikel Jon Obi the key.

"In the last two games Shaun Wright-Phillips in a new role has also been possibly man-of-the match."

Chelsea's FA Cup victory means Mourinho's side remain in contention for four trophies.

606: DEBATE
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"This is a special season already. Yes we were champions over the last two seasons but at the moment this is better than the others," he added.

"Only this team with their character could survive - this team works and fights together."

Tottenham boss Martin Jol identified Spurs' lack of a goal threat as the reason behind his side's FA Cup defeat.

"It's a big disappointment but I can't fault our players because they did everything," he said.

"We lacked a cutting edge but they defended very well.

"I thought we were the better team, we controlled the game, I don't think Paul Robinson had a save to make."



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