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José Mourinho, post-game: Paul Lambert “complains with every decision” (Video)

Aug 21, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT

A little piece of classic Mourinho appears after today’s match at Stamford Bridge, with his post-match comments harkening back to his peer-antagonizing Premier League debut. From 2004-2007, during José Mourinho’s initial run at Chelsea, the Portuguese manager never shied from a critical word for opposing coaches. Famous criticisms of Arsène Wenger and Rafa Benítez, among others, have become part of Special One lore, and with these comments about Aston Villa coach Paul Lambert, Mourinho clearly capable of launching the occasional barb.

Asked about a second half incident between Branislav Ivanovic and Christian Benteke, where some thought the Chelsea defender deserved to be dismissed after his foul on the Villa forward, Mourinho noted how much Paul Lambert reminds him of himself.

And not in a good way:

Paul (Lambert) reminds me of (when) I was his age. At this moment, I complain at some decisions. When I was his age, I complained with every decision. And Paul is exactly the same. He complains with every decision. He wants everything for him.

It’s all in the video, above where Mourinho goes on to explain why he selected Ivanovic at right back over Cesar Azpilicueta, anticipating a physical matchup.

  1. Brian - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Mourinho still complains about every call that doesn’t go his way, and about every opposing manager as well. This is the pot calling the kettle a whiner.

  2. navyeoddavee9 - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Was a red card offense, got away with one, and scored the winner, AV has a right to be a little ticked!

  3. mkbryant3 - Aug 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Sure looked like a hand ball in the box on Terry in the second half.

    Chuck Felsea.

  4. NtrlDipMOtl - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    ^^^classic!!! butthurt kids staying butthurt.

    • 77cjh77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      ^^^^classic!!! chelsea fanboys being tools. don’t fall off the bandwagon there buddy, it’s a long way down

      • NtrlDipMOtl - Aug 22, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        And the taint who comes in with unsubstantiated counter.cheers.my point was this: quit getting crossed over the officiating.it’s the same song year in,year out.it’s the English league.if you don’t like contact,carry on.

  5. Brian - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Not butthurt. I recognize that referees are going to miss calls, especially judgment calls like whether or not a player deserves to be sent off for karate chopping another player, or deciding if a hand ball in the box is deliberate or unintentional. And yeah, Villa got stuck this week. It evens out over the course of a season most of the time. I’m just saying Mourinho needs to look a little closer in the mirror when it comes to smack talking other managers for whining about not getting calls.

  6. NtrlDipMOtl - Aug 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    you’re a rabid villan,you’re surely upset at the ref.ball hit hand,everyone saw it.you’re a rabid blues fan and you’re wondering if the official was waiting to see Agbanlahor plant his veggies upon Terry’s skull before he called a foul.if you think this mourinho is insufferable…you may very well be in for it.

  7. some1kj - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Mo is a genius, that’ all to it. Just accept it and deal with it. Last minute penalty? Forget it. Can’t be lucky twice in 4 days. Villa got away with 3 free points at Arsenal given some stupid and bad referee decisions which resulted in a highly disputed 2nd goal, and ultimate send off, can’t expect it every game. As for Ivanovic, he is in a class of his own, may be in the top 5 defenders in the world. Benteke may be a good goal scorer but has a lot to learn to be great one.

  8. 77cjh77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    lambert’s response (in my head): “hi pot, my name is kettle. guess what? we’re both black

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