Jose Mourinho has claimed that the ‘love story’ between Chelsea and Frank Lampard is over after the midfielder scored a late goal to salvage a draw for Manchester City on Sunday night.
The Englishman left Chelsea after his contract ran out during the summer and was brought off the bench to tie the game 1-1 in the 85th minute.
Mourinho’s men were close to keeping their 100% Premier League record when Man City defender Pablo Zabaleta received his marching orders due to a second yellow card, and Andre Schurrle broke the deadlock not too long after.
But Lampard spoiled the party by equalizing five minutes from the end of normal time, as well as not celebrating to acknowledge his former supporters.
After the game Mourinho was prompted what he made of Lampard scoring the equalizer, which he told Sky Sports: “I don’t make (anything).
“He is a Man City player. Maybe I am too pragmatic in football but he decided to come to a competitor of Chelsea and love stories are obviously over.
“He did his job as the super-professional he is and he scored.
“This is England, and this is Chelsea. Chelsea people can never forget what people have done at this club.
“It happened with me when I met Chelsea with Inter, and it happened with Lamps.”
The ‘Special One’ also added that despite conceding a late goal, it was a good point against the defending champions at the Etihad.
“It was a big game. I think maybe in the end 1-1 was a fair result.
“We went 1-0 up after they had a player sent off and Diego (Costa) hit the post, but then they had a reaction.
“Even playing with one player less, they had a reaction and equalised.
“The conclusion we made in the dressing room is that we came here as leaders with two points more than the second-placed team.
“We played in the champions’ house, and we leave with three points more than second, so it is a good weekend for us.”
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