JOSE Mourinho admitted he may have to shut up shop after seeing Chelsea dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland.
Mourinho refused to blame his players, but admitted their failure to kill off the Black Cats had left him seriously considering adopting a more conservative approach, albeit against his better judgment.
The Chelsea boss said: “Maybe the way to rectify it is not to concede goals.
“Maybe the way is to have a different approach and not to concede goals because when you don’t score enough goals, when you are a very offensive team and you don’t score enough goals to win matches, maybe the right approach is to be more defensive, concede fewer goals and win matches with the few goals we score.
“But that’s not what I want because that’s not what we have in mind in the building up of this team.
“We want this team to play the way we are playing, we want this team to have evolution.
“We need to score goals to finish opponents because we feel very comfortable on the pitch. The possession of the ball becomes easy, the creation becomes easy.
“We had big chances to score goals, but we didn’t score.”