The Premier League champions have secured just four points from five games this season, while Mourinho has already admitted that he and his players are unhappy with the start they have made.
But when asked about the mood among his players ahead of his side’s Champions League group-stage opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mourinho replied: “This is a question you keep asking and you should expect the same answer.
“You can have smiles and jokes, it’s a basic answer. When people are not getting success you work for, and I promise you we work hard, people get frustrated.
“It’s sad that it’s like that. It’s so simple to accept that the results are not good because that’s football and every season you have some seasons where teams don’t start well, have a bad result, and it’s so easy to connect that to bad luck, bad injuries. It’s quite sad that people go in other directions to find problems that don’t exist. That’s your problem.
“The only problem we have it that we don’t have good results. We aren’t happy but we know what we are.
“In other clubs, you have to go back two, three, four, five years to remember good results. In our case, you have to go back three months, and three months ago we were the best team in the country, the best manager, best players.
“Can you ask me why some managers can’t be in difficult situations for five, six seven, ten years? I am the current champions of England, why should I be in trouble? I think it’s a good question that you don’t know how to answer.
“I have a squad. I don’t have to play with the same eleven, I can make changes, but I know the consequences of that. If I make a couple of changes in my team, if I take out Azpilicueta, you will say I have a problem with Azpilicueta, if I take out Terry, you will say I have a problem with Terry, if I take out Fabregas, you will say I have a problem with Fabregas.”
Asked if he was the ‘special one’ or ‘happy one’ on Tuesday, Mourinho replied: “Special and happy.”
But the Chelsea manager fired back with a stinging response when questioned on whether he was suffering from a third season complex.
“My third season in Porto, I didn’t have a third season, my third season at Inter, I didn’t have a third season, in my third season at Chelsea I won the FA Cup, League Cup and I reached the Champions League semi-final. Third season at Madrid, I won the Super Cup, and got to the semi-final of the Champions League,” he said.
“Click Google and stop asking stupid questions. I have nothing to show to anyone. Nothing.”