Mind games and insults yet again by Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho following 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light…
Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Gus Poyet’s Sunderland side after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light, according to the Express.
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The Portuguese manager can’t help himself when it comes to the media. Win, lose, or draw, he always has something to say; and what he says is usually a veiled insult.
Sunderland were solid at the back on Saturday evening, soaking up the pressure and attempting to hit Chelsea on the break and make the most of any set pieces they had.
After the game Mourinho appeared to be praising but opposition, congratulating them on a hard earned point after an excellent defensive display.
“They defended a lot and they defended well. Defending a lot and well is not a crime. It is a strategy and it was successful for them,” he said.
As usual however, his comments were riddled with subtle digs and mind games. Gus Poyet knew his side would struggle against the league leaders, and looked to strike a balance between stalwart defending and the occasional attack. Mourinho didn’t see it this way though.
“Only one team tried to win from the beginning, the other team didn’t,” he continued.
Excuses then followed, with the former Real Madrid boss indirectly blaming Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Schalke 04 in midweek.
“It’s not easy to play here and not easy to play against a side which has had all week to prepare.”
It’s understandable that he was unhappy with dropping points in a game he felt he should have won, but it’s just a shame to see a manager of his quality consistently resorting to these mind games.