Bernabeu boss may well be in very hot water after post match comments.
“One day I would like Josep Guardiola to win this competition properly,” Mourinho said afterwards in a press conference he claimed he shouldn’t have been allowed to give, referring to the 2009 semi-final in which referee Tom Henning Ovrebo denied several penalty claims from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“If I tell UEFA what I really think and feel, my career would end now. Instead I will just ask a question to which I hope one day to get a response: Why? Why Ovrebo? Why (Massimo) Busacca? Why (Frank) de Bleeckere? Why Stark? Why? Because every semi-final the same things happen.”
Mourinho has a history of, in his eyes, naming and shaming referees. It was his criticism in 2005 of Anders Frisk following his then Chelsea side’s clash with Barca which led to the Swedish official having to retire after receiving death threats from Blues fans.
Not satisfied with using the names of officials as ammunition, Mourinho then went on to pontificate as to the reasons for the ‘plot’ which always comes to Barca’s aid.
“Congratulations to a fantastic football team,” he said. “But congratulations for all they have as well, it must be difficult to get to get all this power. Where does this power come from? I don’t know if it’s because they give UNICEF publicity (on their shirts)?
“They have to get to the final, and they’ll get there, full stop.” (Yahoo)