Tottenham star branded a disgrace

Jan Vertonghen

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has slammed Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and called him a ‘disgrace’ after yesterday’s game at White Hart Lane, as reported by the Telegraph.

Vertonhen appeared to be the catalyst behind Fernando Torres being sent off in the heated London derby despite the fact the striker could have been sent off earlier in the game.

Torres was shown a second yellow card for a foul on the Spurs defender which Mourinho felt was very harsh.

The Spaniard however could have been sent off after scratching Vertonghen’s face seconds after being booked for a foul on the defender.

Mourinho has blasted the Belgian powerhouse and claimed that he should be given a three match ban for feigning injury.

“It looks worse when a player pretends he is injured,” Mourinho said.

“I think, for me, that is the worst thing because you can lose your control. How many times have I done that? But he [Vertonghen] pushed the referee for a bad decision.

“Some foreign players when they come to England still keep their culture and it’s a disgrace you do that to a person from your same job.

“If I am on the committee I give three matches to this guy and say ‘don’t do that again’.

“Don’t kill the show. It’s a show for millions of people and you kill the show because you want to be clever.”

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