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Does this Arsenal spat show it’s getting to him at Chelsea?

Date: 17th February 2014 at 6:56pm
Written by Christy Malyan

When it comes to press conference performances, Jose Mourinho has unquestionably been showing his Premier League counter-parts how it's done this season. From analogies of tiny horses, baby Chihuahuas and sports cars, to condemnation of 'dodgy FFP' and Yaya Toure's unpunished swipe at Norwich's Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, the Chelsea gaffer has left no stone unturned in his efforts to psychologically debase his closest rivals. But last week, the Portuguese produced a press conference soiree that blurred the line between mind-game mastery and sheer lack of class. He's been known to break the taboo of showing blatant disrespect to fellow professionals before - his voyeur jibe at Arsene Wenger back in 2005 particularly comes to mind - but Mourinho's recent dubbing of the Arsenal manager as a 'specialist in failure' is arguably his most ill-mannered  claim yet. Reeling from Arsene Wenger's prior analysis that Arsenal's title rivals were showing a 'fear to fail' by not backing their own chances of claiming the English crown, the Chelsea manager entered his customary Friday press meeting fuming from the nostrils and with a psychotic glaze in his eyes. With barely enough time  for the quizzing journalist to finish ... Read More

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