Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims he is happy to accept any criticism regarding his team’s performance but from now on will not give any ‘good headlines’ after a tough week.
Jose Mourinho was in a furious mood as he met the press on Friday evening.
Speaking ahead of the Blues’ match against West Ham on Saturday, the Portuguese manager throughout the press conference didn’t gift a single smile, showed his frustration at the reporters repeatedly. Surprisingly he accused the British media of having “no respect” towards him.
When Mourinho was questioned about the unexpected visit of South African rugby players this week to Chelsea training ground, the Blues boss sarcastically told: “You are not going to get any funny headlines out of me.
“I treat you the same way your bosses treat me: no respect. No respect.
“I am not speaking about football.
“[On the subject of] football, I will expect every type of critic, even the stupid ones.
“I don’t like it, so we go to a different level of professional relations.”
Mourinho also gave a clear hint that he is very annoyed over the same query about Eden Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international got back to the first eleven against Dynamo Kiev in Champions League encounter after being left in the bench for the league game with Aston Villa last weekend. But now he earned a little bit of praise from his boss, although Mourinho didn’t wanted to confirm whether Hazard will be in the starting XI on Saturday or not.
“He played the last match for 90 minutes and was part of the compact team that kept that clean sheet,” Mourinho said.
“You have lots of people giving opinions and speaking about him. I’m happy with his contribution against Dynamo and that’s it.
Will he play against West Ham? The answer was quite mysterious,“I don’t know.”