It’s not often that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that he’s in the wrong, so it is advised that we all cherish this moment after he confessed to regretting hitting out at the British media for what he felt was a campaign against his club.
The Blues boss appeared on Sky Sports programming Goals on Sunday back in February and was visibly annoyed with some of the refereeing decisions against his side up until that point, which was further compounded by Nemanja Matic’s sending-off against Burnley for reacting to a challenge that could have broken his leg.
However, as time has passed Mourinho has been reflecting and admitted, at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, that he should have reacted in a different manner:
“I’m not the kind of person to regret. What you did, you did. What happened, happened. You cannot change things. Time does not go back.” He said (via Mail Online).
“We had lots of mistakes against us, that’s the reality, but that’s football. Maybe “campaign” is not a nice word. Maybe I would take that word out from my explanation and my comments, but that’s the reality.”
“We had very bad decisions over a big period of time. But I also made bad decisions, no problem.” Mourinho concluded.
It has been a terrific second year back in charge of the West London outfit for the Portuguese coach this season as he has guided Chelsea to Capital One Cup and Barclays Premier League success and was also named as the Manager of the Season.