Early Doors

Mourinho points finger at referee – after friendly match

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Earlier this week, we noted that Jose Mourinho appeared to have softened in recent months, following his schoolboy prank on a rival during a pre-season friendly.


Well, it seems we were wrong.

Following Chelsea’s horror-show 3-0 defeat to Werder Bremen, Jose let rip – not at his team, but at the referee, Harm Osmers:

"I learned nothing from this game. Our expectations are not fulfilled because when we decided to have this match here in Bremen we thought about an evolution in difficulty.

"We were expecting a fast game a competitive game but we come here and the referee thought this was a circus for Bremen fans - for them to have fun - and he killed the match.

"This game for us would have been perfect. I like the Werder Bremen team - they are fast, intense and they defend with a lot of people.

"The opponent is perfect for us to compete today but we couldn't play."

Why was Mourinho so angry? Because two of Bremen’s goals came from penalties.

However, both were clear-cut, with Eljero Elia opening the scoring after a John Terry handball, and Felix Kroos converting from the spot late on after Nathan Ake brought down Nils Petersen. Those penalties sandwiched a good finish from Ludovic Obraniak.


But back to Mou – because it’s always about Mou – who is probably the only coach who could lose his rag with officials over a meaningless friendly.

A fun season beckons…

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