‘Football is for men’ – Remember this comment Mourinho?

first_img Nemanja Matic was dismissed for his reaction to Ashley Barnes’ challenge 1 Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho seems to have a short memory.The Portuguese was on the attack over the weekend, as his table toppers dropped two valuable points in a draw against Burnley that was marred by poor refereeing throughout.Undoubtedly, the flash point came as Nemanja Matic was sent off for his reaction to a tackle from Ashley Barnes that Mourinho described as ‘career ending’, but as the footage below shows, perhaps his player should have been more of ‘a man’ about the challenge.While Barnes’ challenge was undoubtedly wild and probably should have seen him dismissed, when Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel carried out a similar tackle to Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta last season, Mourinho responded in this fashion:Mourinho then went on to say of Arsenal’s reaction to the challenge: “They like to cry – that’s tradition.“Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with pride.”Should Mourinho apologise to Arsenal?last_img read more

‘Where have you been hiding!?’ – Tottenham fans elated after star man breaks season duck against Man City

first_imgHe’s back!Harry Kane ended his personal domestic drought with a tidy finish against Manchester City to put Tottenham 3-1 up at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Spurs looked all set to stun the Premier League leaders, with Kane’s strike doubling their advantage over Manuel Pellegrini’s side.The 21-year-old reacted quickest to Christian Eriksen’s free kick which rattled the woodwork, pouncing to convert the rebound into an unguarded net after 61 minutes.Understandably, Spurs fans went into meltdown on Twitter as they heralded the return of their star man – and some of the best reactions are below: Harry Kane 1last_img