Since his days at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho claimed that he received different treatment in the Premier League than other managers of the fellow club. And now, he openly stated that the league officials would have made him sent off if he behaved the same way as the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did on the touchline.
Mourinho’s side Tottenham Hotspur recently faced a tragic defeat against Klopp’s Liverpool. The Reds secured a 2-1 score against the Spurs. Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal for the club with his brilliant 90th-minute header to seal the victory at Anfield. Spurs displayed a bad performance in the match with only two shots on target.
Jose Mourinho believes he would have been sent off if he behaved like Jurgen Klopp on the touchline
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However, Mourinho commented on the actions that Klopp did on the sideline. While talking about it, he said, “I told him the best team lost and he disagreed, but that’s his opinion.” The star manager then added, “If I behave the same way he does on the touchline, I do not stay there. That’s animated? For some reason I am different.”
Mourinho said, “The game was always under control. I feel it was a very undeserved result, but that’s football.” The Tottenham Hotspur boss then added, “At half-time, we move a little bit the pieces, but overall the game was always under control and I am very pleased with the performance.”
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The Spanish coach said, “The changes were to find counterattack situations which we did immediately, but with Gio’s yellow card and the incredible pressure these guys on the touchline put on the officials, I was afraid of the yellow card and I had to take him off. I am not the one to speak to my colleagues about their behavior on the touchline.”
Mourinho then added, “Very good performance, of course, some mistakes, some things to improve, a very unfair result. My team told me I am right when I say from the beginning of the season we go to every match to win. We played against the champions in their stadium and we had the best chances to win.” He then added, “The team was brilliant. Today Liverpool didn’t look like a team that is champion, European champion, world champion – that difference was not on the pitch.”