Club manager said he had forgotten what winning felt like after watching his team to a 4-0 Champions League win over Israeli club here.

UEFA Champions League: Had Forgotten Winning Feeling, Says Chelsea Coach Jose Mourinho
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The champions went into the clash on Wednesday against Maccabi Tel Aviv, having tasted victory just once this season against West Brom in , and having lost their last two games in a row.

missed an early penalty for the Blues but goals from Willian, Oscar, and gave a much-changed Chelsea side a morale-boosting victory, goal.com reported on Wednesday.

“I forgot the feeling, for so long we don’t win a game; so good, it’s a good feeling,” Mourinho said after the win.

“The penalty we missed, I think, was a big test for us because when everything goes against you – red cards, penalties, decision, luck, injuries – and you start a game you have to win and after five minutes you miss a penalty; I think it’s a great test of the team’s character,” he said.

Chelsea now turn their attentions to Arsenal who they welcome to on Saturday. Mourinho believes victory was vital ahead of taking on the Gunners.

“I can imagine waking up tomorrow after a defeat, to train after a defeat, two days before a derby against Arsenal, I can imagine how difficult it would be for everyone after a defeat, so the victory is very important,” Mourinho said.