Chelsea boss and Manager of the Year Jose Mourinho has taken a ‘fictional’ swipe at his title rivals in this hilarious speech at the Chelsea Player of the Year awards dinner.
The season is over, and Chelsea have wrapped up the 2014/15 title, having led the Premier League table since August last year. The controversial manager has had plenty to say throughout the years, from branding Arsenal boss and long-term rival Arsene Wenger a voyeur back in 2005, to the endless rants of a campaign against his Chelsea side throughout this season, and he has taken yet another opportunity to poke fun at a number of his opposition managers.
During the 5 minute speech, Mourinho refers to three sides that wanted so desperately to win the league, but were unable to clinch it. The first side, Manchester United, played well, kept possession and passed the ball around, but wanted to play with goals, seemingly referring to the Blues’ victory over United in April, which Louis van Gaal’s side dominated, but were unable to score in.
Mourinho then moves on to Manchester City, who attacked flawlessly throughout the season, but struggled to defend on occasion, before finishing with Arsenal, who played well, scored some and conceded some as every team should, but only wanted to play between January and April.
However, there was one team, Mourinho continues, who attacked well, defended well and scored goals the whole way through the season, who went on to be crowned champions, with little care for how they won, as long as they did.
Mourinho’s speech was most likely aimed at those who have branded the club boring in recent weeks, as they ground out results in order to clinch their 4th Premier League title. The club secured the title on May 3 with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, and finished the season with 87 points, eight more than second placed Manchester City.
However, as Mourinho finishes, their rivals will have learnt some lessons before the next campaign kicks off, and Chelsea need to be ready to fight to retain their crown.