New York - Chelsea manager José Mourinho addressed Italian manager Fabio Cappello’s negative comments about him and said he should respect his peers when they go through hard times.
New York – Chelsea manager José Mourinho addressed Italian manager Fabio Cappello’s negative comments about him and said he should respect his peers when they go through hard times.
Earlier this week, the former England coach blamed the ‘Blues’ boss for Chelsea’s mess and accused him of “exhausting his players mentally and burning them out in less than two years”.
The Portuguese manager addressed Cappello’s criticism in a statement to Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I read what Cappello said. I think a coach with his history, is better for him to talk about football without commenting on the work of his colleagues,” he said.
“I could’ve talked about his work as coach of England or Russia, and I never said anything because I prefer to respect the negative moments of my colleagues,” noted Mourinho.
The ‘Blues’ coach said that he would rather focus on his peers’ positive times.
“I prefer to talk more about the beautiful moments of Cappello’s career, as he has many remarkable successes,” he said.
‘The Special One’ is going through challenging times, as his team has a poor standing at this season’s Premier League and his players’ weak performances have destroyed the morale of the ‘Blues’.
Mourinho says that he is not really sure what is happening and cannot find an explanation to Chelsea’s bad results.
“I don’t know why Chelsea’s results are so bad. I can’t and don’t want to hide the truth. And it’s hard for me to find an explanation. But I assure you that I am working hard as ever and we will come out of this situation,” he said to La Gazzetta.