'There are lots of people on TV, but nobody is a Chelsea man. Carragher, Liverpool. Thompson, Liverpool. Redknapp, Liverpool. Neville, Manchester United. We don’t have one. When I retire, 75 years old, I go as a pundit to defend Chelsea on television', Mourinho is quoted in The Telegraph.
Arsenal, of course, have Charlie Nicholas and Paul Merson,
Mourinho’s comments come after Luis Suarez was denied a penalty at the Bridge during Chelsea's 2-1 victory Sunday. The Chelsea boss insists that Suarez should have been booked for diving, although not everyone agreed that it was a clean-cut decision either way.
'Now he (Suarez) is doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get a penalty', the Chelsea boss said.
The awarding of a last minute penalty to Chelsea in a home Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion in November, when the Blues narrowly avoided defeat, left most TV pundits (almost) speechless.
'I have watched it two or three times and it was a clear penalty', Mourihno said at the time. 'The referee made many mistakes during the game, but that was not a mistake'.
The Chelsea boss is very good at creating a seize mentality at his clubs, and using this to motivate his players to improved performances. The Special One clearly is at it again now to good affect.
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