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Emotional Bradford Star: I Dreamed I Would Score Against Chelsea

Former Blues man overcome after Stamford Bridge strike.

Bradford City winger Filipe Morais admits he was overcome with emotion when he scored against his old club Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend.

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The 29-year-old, who started his career as a youngster at Stamford Bridge, was one of the players to find the back of the net against the Blues in a result that stunned fans all over the country this Saturday.

From 2-0 down, Bradford staged an amazing comeback to beat the Premier League leaders 4-2, and although Morais says he’d planned not to celebrate against a club that is still close to his heart, he couldn’t help it given the emotion of the situation.

The Portuguese wide-man added that Jose Mourinho may have been trying to distract him before the game after striking up a conversation with him in the tunnel, though he holds nothing against his fellow countryman, whom he called a gentleman.

“I thought I wouldn’t celebrate if I scored here,” Morais was quoted by the Daily Express.

“Chelsea moulded me, and I felt I should show respect to Mr Mourinho, he’s such a gentleman. But when you score you are overcome.

“He came out and started shouting my name (before the game). I’m like, ‘Where do I look?’. That’s what he’s like, what a character. I said ‘Hi’ he asked how I was. He was probably trying to take my mind off the game. That’s so clever.”

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