Mourinho’s Interview After Chelsea’s Defeat by Southampton


Chelsea Manager Jose Mourihno on Saturday launched into a 7 minute tirade following his side’s defeat by Southampton at the Stamford Bridge.

“If the club wants to sack me they have to sack me because I am not running away from my responsibility, my team,” he told Sky Sports after the game.

“To be champions now is obviously very, very difficult because the distance is considerable. I am more than convinced that we will finish top four.

“It is a crucial moment in the history of this club because if they sack me they sack the best manager this club has ever had.

“The message is that the results are the fault of the manager. This is a moment for everybody to assume their responsibilities and stick together.”

“The referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea,” he added. “At 1-1, it is a huge penalty and once again we don’t get.

“If the FA wants to punish me they can. They don’t punish other managers. My players deserve it and the fans deserve it.

“Referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea. Why? Because there is always a question mark and we are always punished.

“Clear penalties are not given. Even in the Champions League in a match we lose 2-1, we are not given a penalty in the last minute.

“The penalty in this game is crucial because my team, at the moment, the first negative thing that happens, they collapse. The penalty was a giant penalty and after that the team lost even more confidence.”

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