Mourinho explains comment allegedly made about Conte

Posted on Oct 21 2017 - 3:28pm by admin

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that his comments about coaches who “cry” about injuries, wasn’t aimed at his Chelsea counterpart, Antonio Conte.

Mourinho and Conte were involved in war of words after the United boss criticised coaches who “cry” about injuries, a jibe the Italian thought was directed at him.

But the Portuguese tactician, whose team visit Huddersfield Town on Saturday, said his comments were never aimed at Conte.

“I don’t speak to him. I don’t know why he speaks to me but that is no problem or maybe it is not his fault and it is the journalists’ fault when they pass to him the wrong message,” Mourinho said.

“There are managers all over the world that by philosophy they prefer to speak about injuries, they prefer to try to find the excuse of a hypothetical failure based on injuries.

“Since last season we had big injuries and last season you know that without [Romelu] Lukaku, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] was even more important for us and [everyone knows] what [Paul] Pogba means for us.”

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