Mourinho breaks his recent media silence.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has broken his recent media silence to once again hit out at recent refereeing decisions that he feels have cost his team, report the Daily Star, with the Portuguese quoted as saying that “every decision” is going against his side as they battle for the Premier League title with Manchester City.
Mourinho has chosen not to speak to the media recently, with his assistant Steve Holland taking press duties surrounding the clash with Aston Villa last weekend, but the Portuguese has spoken this weekend despite an FA charge hanging over him for comments made following the draw at Southampton.
Whilst he said that he did not want to question the standard of Premier League refereeing, Mourinho made more comments that were reminiscent of his recent rant about a “campaign” against his side, suggesting that “every” decision was going against his side recently and using examples from a recent Manchester United game:
“The reality is that every decision is going against us and results have been affected by that.”
“Referees are not guilty. They want to do their best. But clearly with my club and in relation to myself there are different standards. It’s as simple as that. I’ll tell you a good example. Was it a penalty in the Stoke v Man United game? The Chris Smalling handball?”
Chelsea travel to Swansea City on Saturday looking to extend their lead over Manchester City at the top of the table, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side not due to play Arsenal until 24 hours later.