Mourinho’s tirade against West Ham was a means to deflect away from Chelsea’s shortcomings

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Jose Mourinho is a pot calling the kettle black

Date: 30th January 2014 at 6:20pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Pepe deflected attention away from the obvious: Real Madrid couldn’t beat Barcelona. They were making strides away from Jose Mourinho’s initial encounter with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, the 5-0 thrashing at the Camp Nou, but the deployment of Pepe in the midfield became the primary talking point amid further overall disappointments against Barcelona. The Portuguese defender is neither a creator nor an adequate cog in the cycling of possession. His job was simply to stop Barcelona playing. The difference between Jose Mourinho’s teams – Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea – and Sam Allardyce’s is that West Ham are fighting for survival. Allardyce’s resources in terms of playing ... Read More


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