Jose Mourinho ‘Would have got away with it if it wasn’t for you meddling kids’
Jose Mourinho evoked the spirit of Scooby Doo in his post-match evaluation of Chelsea’s defeat to Newcastle.
Rather than questioning why his own players hadn’t kicked the ball into the net more than once in 96 minutes, the last 16 of those against ten men, ‘The Special One’ instead chose to blame the ‘meddling kids’.
As anybody who watches Newcastle on any kind of a regular basis will know, meaning no disrespect, the kids we have patrolling the perimeter of the pitch are not chosen for their ability to get the ball quickly back to the players. Instead they are chosen in various ways such as competitions, via the Junior Magpies and the Foundation and so on.
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There is no elite academy for ball returners (though give the Premier League time…), theyy are there to enjoy their day and nudge the ball back if they eventually remember what they were told in the (brief) pre-match briefing.
Jose Mourinho though just knew he had been a victim of a conspiracy…;
“We wanted to play more football, but it was not possible because of a few things I thought didn’t belong any more to top level football but still belong here.
“The ball disappeared, the ball doesn’t come, another ball comes, the ball boys run away. These kinds of situations that are, unfortunately, still part of the game. But no complaints…!”
Yes no complaints apart from the…complaints!
As the saying goes, you find out a lot more about a man (or woman) when things are going against you, rather than everything going swimmingly.
Over to somebody else with a real talent for excuses, Alan Pardew;
“Jose is frustrated and I understand that, but you have got to give the opposition credit.
“Jose’s moan at the ball boys was a bit harsh. Come on, it s unbelievable.
“José won’t agree, but we have done the Premier League a favour by making the title race more interesting.”
Jose Mourinho also mentioned that Newcastle scored the only two times that they crossed the halfway line.
Don’t know about you but victory tastes all the sweeter when the opposition are anything but gracious in defeat.
On this website yesterday, Ben Cooper gave a class preview of Chelsea and Jose (Joe) Mourinho – very funny. Well worth a read HERE.
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