A war of words has ensued between the pair since Chelsea’s 3-0 win on Tyneside on December 3rd, where Pardew was annoyed that David Luiz was not sent off for fouling Demba Ba when he was through on goal in the first five minutes.
The Portuguese coach had hit back and stated that the Toon man was blowing the situation out of proportion, but Pardew rejects these claims.
“The guy is new to our country, he’s new to our press. I think he’s under a bit of pressure and I think maybe he could throw a little bit more respect at it,” Pardew told Sky Sports.
“When you have a victory, it’s nice to be a bit more respectful and a bit more honourable, by just saying, ‘well OK we won the game but decisions went our way.
“That’s what I did at Manchester United. I said it wasn’t a penalty, but we accepted it, and I think it would be more honourable of him if he’d accepted that Luiz should have got sent off like the referee did,” he stated.
Pardew also stated that he feels the fact that Luiz was not dismissed may have contributed to Steven Taylor’s injury, that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
“Steven Taylor put more effort into that game than any other he’s played this season. Maybe that was a factor in him getting an Achilles injury? If they had 10 men he might not need to work so hard. That was my point.
“Because we were forcing and pressurising the game there was a factor of that and it’s foolish to ignore that,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight