Thursday, January 30, 2014


The last angry man: Jose Mourinho vents his frustration after Willian is fouled by Joey O'Brien

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho turned his anger on the tactics employed by West Ham managed by Sam Allardyce, branding them a '19th century' football team in an English premier league match on Wednesday night.

Before then, Mourinho had launched a furious tirade at fourth official Mike Jones as Chelsea lost ground in the title race.

He lost his temper when Jones indicated only four minutes of injury time, angrily calling it a 'disgrace' as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham on Wednesday night. 
Pressure point: Mourinho berates the fourth official as he signals four minutes of injury time despite a West Ham player being down injured

In added time Samuel Eto'o cheekily put the ball in the net but a West Ham free kick had already been awarded.

The Hammers had just one shot at goal all night, compared to Chelsea's 39.

Mourinho said: 'That is not best league in the world football, this is football from the 19th century. Too bad. What do I mean about 19th-century football? Pretending injuries. 

'Cheating, but I don't know if that's the right word. The goalkeeper taking his time, not after minute 70, but in the first minute. Ten defenders in the box. Very basic.  
Tangle: John Mikel Obi and Mark Noble slide in hard both going for the ball

'It's very difficult to play a football match where only one team wants to play. I told Big Sam (Allardyce).

'They need the points but because they need points, to come here and not play and do it the way they did  . . . is it acceptable? Maybe yes.

'I cannot be too critical because if I was in this position, I don't know, would I do the same? Maybe I would.  

'But at the same time, this is not Premier League (football). The only thing I could use was a Black and Decker to destroy their wall.' 

'It's very difficult to play a football match where only one team wants to play. I told Big Sam (Allardyce).

As well as being unhappy at the amount of time added on Mourinho felt Joey O'Brien was lucky to escape a red card for a late challenge on Willian.

'I was telling the fourth official (at the end of the game) the message the referees were given, with four minutes' extra time, was not right,' said the Chelsea boss. 
Emotions running high: Fourth official Mike Jones had to have word with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

'When one team comes here to do what West Ham did and the referees have the chance to show they are not happy with the game too, and they give four minutes with five changes in the second half?  

'Even with the changes, that is two-and-a-half minutes. Then there was what they did, and the injury to the keeper. That was the wrong message. The time (added on) is  a situation where the referees are not uniform. Sometimes they have seven minutes and you ask why.  

In response, Allardyce laughed off Mourinho's jibes, saying: 'He can't take it, can he? He can't take it because we've "out-tacticed" him, outwitted him. He just can't cope.  
Close up: Mourinho and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce at the final whistle

'He told me that, but he can tell me all he wants. I don't give a s***e,  to be honest.  

'I love to see Chelsea players moaning at the referee, trying to intimidate him, Jose jumping up  and down in his technical area.  It's great to see.'

Allardyce lauded his players for implementing his tactics in a result he believes was on a par with the 3-0 win at Tottenham earlier in the season.
Sent flying: West Ham's Matt Taylor dives in to try and dispossess Chelsea's Eden Hazard

The Hammers boss added: 'This one probably equals (Tottenham) because of the position we're in and the problems we've had recently.

'It was all about frustrating a team that's got world-class players and not to come here and lie down.

Source: DailyMail

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