Paul Lambert has blasted Jose Mourinho for his off-the-field antics following Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea yesterday at Villa Park.
The table-toppers were made to work for all three points but eventually saw off Villa, who bagged their first goal in England’s top flight for almost 11 hours, thanks to goals from Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic which were sandwiched either side of Jores Okore’s equaliser.
The former Norwich City manager was visibly angry during the 90 minutes when he opted to throw his overcoat to the ground after remarks were apparently made from the Chelsea dugout.
Speaking post-match, the Villa boss had this to say:
“It was something said but not by Jose,’ said Lambert. ‘He is a great manager, it is fantastic what the guy has done, I would love to learn from him as football manager but I wouldn’t like to learn things off the pitch from somebody in his dugout. I don’t know what was said – I don’t speak Portuguese, maybe he doesn’t speak Glaswegian.”
Lambert also went on to accuse Mourinho of trying to unsettle his Villa side after the former Real Madrid manager suggested that the Villains were one of the best sides in the top tier of the Premier League:
“Maybe he is trying to put pressure on me, I don’t know”
Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, whilst Aston Villa make the trip to the KC Stadium to play Steve Bruce’s Hull City the day before.