Jose Mourinho, what a character he is, I hear people say all the time. A character. A breath of fresh air. A personality.
Let’s be honest, the guy is a prick. He got outdone by Ferguson in the title race and blamed it on injuries. He didn’t like Cristiano Ronaldo stealing the show, so claimed ‘the boy’ was uneducated and had a difficult childhood. Whenever he doesn’t get a result, it is the referee’s fault.
The fact that Inter got played off the park on their own ground is no fault of the referee! Sadly, as always, TNSSO has covered up his short-comings by putting the blame elsewhere.
“Hopefully in the next game the referee will be on our side,” said Mourinho. “I don’t want to go into details of things like how we didn’t have a penalty. Everything was against us, every little detail. You watch how many free-kicks they had and we had. The way we got yellow cards and they did not. I think the tendency was clear.”
January 26th 2009
“This weekend the referees haven’t been great and it was the case again tonight, as there were so many cards, including my own red, which was very harsh to me. Tonight’s referee was one with no experience, and he certainly did not favour us in any way.”
“In the second half it was whistle and whistle, fault and fault, cheat and cheat. The referee controlled the game in one way during the first half but in the second they had dozens of free-kicks. I know the referee did not walk to the dressing rooms alone at half-time.”
“When I saw Rijkaard entering the referee’s dressing room I couldn’t believe it. When Drogba was sent off I didn’t get surprised.”
(Mourinho later confessed he didn’t see Rikjaard enter the referee’s dressing room)