Jose Mourinho went on an epic rant on live television on Sunday, a day after his Chelsea side could only draw with Burnley in the Premier League.
Mourinho once again had an issue with the refereeing during Chelsea’s match, as he believed that Ashley Barnes, who was the victim of Nemanja Matic’s shove which resulted in the midfielder being sent off, should have already been dismissed for an earlier tackle.
The Portuguese coach has registered his disgust with numerous refereeing decisions over the course of the Premier League season, and during his appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals On Sunday show, he made sure to make reference to these alleged indiscretions once again.
Mourinho is adamant that Burnley should have been playing with 10 ten after Ashley Barnes’ challenge in the 30th minute, while he also believes that Chelsea should have been given two penalties.
In fact, during his interview, Mourinho believes all of the decisions that have gone against Chelsea this season have cost his side seven points.
“If you’re asking me about the five points difference I would say if we’re in a normal situation where mistakes are part of the game at this point we are talking about the points at Tottenham, the points at Southampton and we would be 12 points ahead,” he proclaimed.
However, after Manchester City’s comprehensive 5-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday afternoon, Chelsea are only five points ahead of Manuel Pellegrini’s team.
The former Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Porto manager also took aim at Sky Sports during his rant for how they presented Diego Costa’s recent incidents against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.
Costa was involved in a number of incidents during this encounter, where he was accused of stamping on his opponents.
“When I finished at the game against Liverpool, I went to the dressing room and the first thing I saw on the big screen, reading non-stop: ‘Diego Costa crimes’,” Mourinho declared.
Mourinho then compared this to how Sky Sports reported Ashley Barnes and Nemanja Matic’s incident on Saturday.
“I would like to know how to you, Sky Sports, describe the actions of the Burnley player yesterday?” Mourinho teased, knowing full well that they weren’t anywhere near as sensationalist.
During the chat, Mourinho also found time to praise Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal, who he worked under at Barcelona, while he also gave sly a dig to Newcastle and explained why Frank Lampard left Chelsea last summer.
He also made another barb towards his long-term rival, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who he has previously labelled a “voyeur” and a “specialist in failure.”
When asked about Arsenal, Mourinho declared, “I do not understand why they are not where we are with Man City. [Wenger] has a dream job. I think every manager in the world would like to have the stability he has. Year after year after year, he has the chance to buy, to sell, to rebuild, to wait for success and wait and wait.”
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