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Mourinho starts mind games early


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By Jonathan Nightingale

Saturday 16 August 2014

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has started his usual mind games before a ball has even been kicked this season after taking a thinly veiled swipe at rival Arsene Wenger, the Telegraph is reporting.


Jose Mourinho


Having spent most of last season insisting his Chelsea side were not the full package the Portuguese has declared his new look squad as title contenders as the new season finally reaches its start.


And in what many have perceived as a dig at Arsenal manager Wenger, Mourinho has stated that he is not feeling pressure to win a trophy this time around.


When asked if he was feeling the strain of being labelled favourite for the title he said: “Why? Some, they have 10 years to win something. I have only two?”


While Wenger wasn’t directly mentioned the comment was clear to see.


Wenger ended a nine year trophy drought at the Emirates Stadium by winning the FA Cup last year – but for Mourinho this is something he is not used to.


In nine fully completed seasons Mourinho has landed seven trophies at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid – although he is currently experiencing a drought himself.


For the past two years he has gone without silverware after he finished runners up to Barcelona with Madrid before a third place finish last season, behind Liverpool and Manchester City.


He will surely be looking to change this in the coming season.



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By Raider on 16 August 2014 at 11:48


some MANAGERS - Jose, take on jobs that they know they can achieve with as they have big budgets so they are less likely to fail. Then there are other managers who take on an impossible task of treading water whilst a bigger project goes on which in essence is for the betterment of the club in the long run. What this means is your best players want to leave and the quality of players you bring in are not of the same standard. It takes a brave manager to work under those conditions knowing full well he will be ridiculed for not achieving despite sustaining competitiveness at the top. Yes, Arsen and Arsenal haven't won the PL in years but would Jose have the balls to go to a club and stick by them through a transitional time, I very much doubt it. Wenger is so well respected throughout the world and he would have had his pick of clubs ahead of Jose but he showed loyalty despite the uphill battle he knew he would face whilst the Emirates was being built. Jose just keeps showing his lack of class every time he slags off Wenger. He should just keep quite and let his team do the talking and stop the silly comments that only agitate people and gives Arsen the bigger desire to beat him.


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

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