Jose Mourinho hits back at Chelsea’s critics on Sky Sports
Mourinho claims Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness are jealous of Chelsea’s success
March 13th, 2015
Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday night after a dramatic 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain which saw the visitors triumph despite being reduced to ten men early in the encounter.
Zlatan Ibramovic saw red when challenging Oscar, with the Chelsea team drawing a lot of criticism after surrounding the referee following the clash, with the PSG striker receiving his marching orders.
Indeed, Graeme Souness was particularly outspoken in the Sky Sports studio, with the Scot feeling as though Chelsea had behaved despicably throughout the 120 minutes, while Jamie Carragher also felt as though a lack of sportsmanship was in evidence.
These comments were not left unnoticed by Jose Mourinho who claims that the pair have short memories from their playing days and that he was pleased with the way that his team conducted themselves.
“You know the world is a big strange,” said Mourinho. “Maybe because of diet and maybe the quality of the products we are eating, but memories are getting shorter. Because, you know, when Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness speak about it, it’s because they are having a problem for sure.
“Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and, in two years, he has forgotten everything he did on the pitch. Mr Souness also, but he stopped playing a long time ago. I coached Benfica after he left there so I know a lot about him, so much about him. But I have had a certain kind of education, not just in football but in life, and I prefer to laugh. Envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man. It’s about life.”