Mourinho defensive on his record against former Barca boss.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacted angrily to questions over his record against Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola during their time as managers of Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.
The two old rivals will meet again in tonight’s European Super Cup, with Europa League holders Chelsea facing Champions League winners Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final.
The Portuguese coach was reminded that he only won three times in fifteen games against Guardiola during their time in La Liga, during which they had a fierce rivalry partly down to their polar-opposite footballing styles.
However, Mourinho did not want to be drawn on talking about the past, until angrily stating that these statistics held against him were inaccurate, as he managed to get the better of Guardiola in two-legged ties as well as during his time as manager of Inter Milan.
“Your statistics are wrong and very wrong,” Mourinho said. “But I don’t want to discuss that. Because it’s not important. It’s wrong.
“Go there and see what happened with Inter in the Champions League semi-final. I won the Spanish Cup final in Valencia, I won the Super Cup in Spain. I was champion in Spain.
“I won the match for the title in Barcelona with Real Madrid.
“You are very, very wrong, you are wrong.”
Mourinho added that he felt that discussing their rivalry was not appropriate due to neither of them being involved in their European success last season, with Chelsea’s Europa League triumph coming under former manager Rafael Benitez, while Guardiola took over from Juup Heynckes this summer after the German led Bayern to the treble.
“That’s not about me and Pepe. It’s about Chelsea and it’s about Bayern Munich,” he said.
“It’s about a Super Cup where the European champion is playing against the Europa League champion.
“Pepe is not European champion and I’m not Europa League champion.
“We just coach now the European champion and the Europa League champion. This is not about us. It’s about Chelsea and Bayern.”
Chelsea were famously victorious over Bayern in their last meeting in the 2012 Champions League final, though the Bundesliga giants went on to make amends the following year with a win over Borussia Dortmund to take the trophy at Wembley.