Mourinho: 'West Ham play football from the 19th century!'

Jose Mourinho Chelsea

José Mourinho blasted West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce for his side's approach to their 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Chelsea boss José Mourinho has hit out at Sam Allardyce in a remarkable post-match rant, claiming that only one side tried to play football.

Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw after a highly-defensive display from West Ham, who had just one shot on target all evening.

On the other hand, the Blues had thirty-seven attempts on goal, to no avail.

The hosts had the lion's share of possession, totalling 72%. In addition, they also racked up 13 corners.

Speaking at Stamford Bridge in the aftermath of the game, which meant that Manchester City's 5-1 victory over Tottenham sent them clear of Arsenal and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League, Mourinho made his feelings very clear.

"It's very difficult to play a football match when only one team wants to play. A football match is about two teams playing," Mourinho said.

"I told Big Sam, they need points. To come here the way they did, is that acceptable? Maybe it is, they need points."

"This is not Premier League, this is not the best league in the world. This is football from the 19th century."

"The only thing I can bring more to win was a Black and Decker. A Black and Decker to destroy the wall."

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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