Real Madrid boss in particularly belligerent mood. Bernabeu supremo makes thinly veiled reference to Barcelona/UEFA conspiracy.
Jose Mourinho, who has complained that officials favour Barcelona, does not anticipate facing the Blues.
“It could be Bayern or Barcelona, I just don’t think it will be Real Madrid v Chelsea and we know why,” he said.
“Barcelona aren’t the favourites, they are super-favourites.”
Real have beaten Spanish rivals Barcelona just once in 10 meetings since Mourinho moved to the Bernabeu from Inter Milan in 2010.
Mourinho has previously claimed it is “impossible to win” at the Nou Camp and has been involved in a string of rows with the Catalan club dating back to his time at Chelsea.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It would be one thing if Jose Mourinho had stated that Chelsea had no chance to make it to the Champions League final in relation to Barcelona being an impossible side for the Blues to beat on the field of play, however the former Stamford Bridge boss is essentially referring, once again, to the perceived favouritism the Catalan side receive from officials and UEFA alike.
It’s an oft cited complaint and Mourinho is not the only person to beat that drum and the awarding of two spot-kicks to Pep Guardiola’s side against AC Milan earlier in the week may well have had conspiracy theorists up in arms but no doubt the statements made by the Real Madrid boss will be looked into by the powers that be and could result in a fine for the Portuguese manager.