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Jose Mourinho Says Aston Villa Manager Paul Lambert Reminds Him Of Himself

Chelsea boss tells Villa counterpart to stop moaning.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert to stop moaning after his side came out on top in Wednesday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge, the Mirror reports.

The Blues secured their 2-1 victory over Villa thanks to a late header from Branislav Ivanovic, just moments after escaping a red card for elbowing Christian Benteke in the throat. The visitors also felt they should have had a penalty late on when John Terry handled inside the box, but the referee waved away their protestations.

It was a contentious affair that saw both manager’s clash on the sideline’s over Kevin Friend’s performance, and afterwards Mourinho told the Villa boss to stop moaning and that he sounded just like him.

“He is a certain type of personality,” Mourinho said.

“He reminds me of myself 10 years ago when I was proclaiming every decision.

“I wanted to coach my team and have the whistle.

“He complains about every decision but he’s a young manager.”

However, Lambert saw things differently and was undoubtedly annoyed at the referees performance.

“We have been done by two big decisions,” he said.

“It was handball – Agbonlahor has won the header.

“You can’t have your hands raised in the penalty box.

“Decisions like that, I don’t think you can miss them.”

Asked about his touchline clash, Lambert added: “Jose doesn’t stand there like a shrinking violet.”

Lambert also spoke of his pride at his side’s fine display saying: “I don’t think we deserved to lose.”


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