Post-Match Drama: Mourinho criticizes Conte’s touchline antics
Manchester United were schooled on who was boss, as they lost 4-0 to Chelsea on Sunday.
Though the result of the much anticipated match created a lot of buzz on and offline, it was Jose Mourinho’s whispered criticism to Antionio Conte, seconds after the whistle was blown that got everyone talking.
Chelsea continued their impressive run, defeating their former coach’s side with four impressive goals, thanks to goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Kante.
Though the home side had more supporters in the stadium, the visitors, Manchester United’s supporters were surprisingly louder, despite being the losing side.
This made Conte to pace back and forth along the touchline, urging Chelsea supporters to make more noise, which in Mourinho’s opinion, was a “humiliating” debacle. As both coaches embraced after the final whistle was blown Mourinho criticized his successor for his behavior.
“Don’t do that [celebrate] at 4-0. 1-0 okay, but 4-0 is humiliating,” Mourinho said to Conte in Italian, which was picked up by nearby microphones.
While speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Conte responded to Mourinho’s jab.
“I was listening to the support of Manchester United, always supporting their team and after a great win like this I was asking my fans to do a clap for the players for the performance,” he told Sky Sports. “I think this is normal. All the players deserve this clap.”
Guardiola promises to fix winless Manchester City
Manchester City have continued their winless run as they failed to secure a win, as the match against Southampton, ended in 1-1.
Pep Guardiola’s side were lucky enough to level the score after Nathan Rexmon scored an early goal to give Southampton the lead. Kelechi Iheanacho was once again in top form as he scored City’s only goal of the match.
Their dip in form has been a shock to many, who have pegged them as title contenders, as a result of their 10 match unbeaten run, in which they scored 30 goals.
Guardiola believes they can return to that form and has vowed to fix all the problems of the team.
“You can win 10 times and then you are not able to win five times,” he told reporters after the match. “I have to discover the reason why and I am going to find that. We are together. We spoke about the situation we have. We try to go up. We had problems creating our build-up. There is a difference between the first and second half. Unfortunately, we could not win.”
Diego Simeone laments about Atletico’s conversion rate
Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone lamented about missed chances as his side’s unbeaten run was ended by Sevilla yesterday.
Atletico Madrid who have been in outstanding form, with an 11 match unbeaten streak, were unable to convert any of their chances against Sevilla, thereby losing three points, much to Simeone’s frustration and he readily admits that Sevilla played better.
“They could finish a good scoring chance,” the Argentinian said. “I think that we had moments in the first half in which we could have taken the game.”
“In the second half, they started better, that is why Tiago came out. The match continued on the same path and then the goal was scored. We did not finish well in our chances to score, but that is what we work for. I leave knowing the team played for what we were looking for.”
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan