Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho took to Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday this morning to take on the footballing world and everybody in it. Unsurprisingly, Mourinho was not in the best of moods following yesterday’s controversial match with Burnley, in which his side conceded a late goal to miss out on the chance of going 10 points clear at the top of the table.
The Chelsea manager was particularly aggrieved about the language used in regards to the Diego Costa incident earlier this month, from which the striker ended up receiving a three game ban. It was the use of the word ‘crimes’ that prickled Mourinho, with the manager questioning why Sky didn’t apologise for labelling the Brazilian striker, in quotes reported by ITV news.
Understandably, the Portuguese manger wasn’t too happy with the Ashley Barnes tackle on Nemanja Matic saying on Goals on Sunday: ‘The consequence for Matic could be end of career’.
Mourinho added: ‘When you describe Diego Costa as ‘crimes’, my English is not good enough, I do not have an adjective to describe that player (Barnes)’
In the same interview, the manager of the Premier League leaders did concede that the referees have a difficult job on their hands, and that he’d like to see the assistants contributing more to decision-making.