Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Stoke

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

The KC Stadium

Last Game

Hull City 2 - 3 Chelsea

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Mourinho critical of Cardiff

Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging verbal attack on Cardiff for time-wasting at Stamford Bridge during the 4-1 Premier League defeat, which led to a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association.

Last Updated: 22/10/13 at 10:54 Post Comment

Mourinho: Upset by Cardiff's delaying tactics

Mourinho: Upset by Cardiff's delaying tactics

There were a number of controversial incidents in the game, none more so than Chelsea's disputed equaliser, and Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor midway through the second half.

The Portuguese complained after the official urged Branislav Ivanovic to take a throw-in quicker.

Mourinho was also critical of City goalkeeper David Marshall for allowing Samuel Eto'o to play the ball back for Eden Hazard before the Belgium playmaker's first-half leveller and said: "Even with space, he took 30 seconds.

"The goalkeeper has six seconds to have the ball, correct? They had almost half a minute. That's breaking the rules. We played our game, a difficult game, and we deserved to win.

"If I was in that game and I was paying for a ticket, I would be worried with the fact that every time the ball was out or stopped and our opponent had to put the ball back in the game, it took an average of 21.5 seconds.

"That is a waste of money. You pay for your ticket and every time the game stops you have to wait about half a minute?

"When you multiply that by the number of times the game was stopped, you pay for 90 minutes but you see 55 or 60. For me, that's breaking the rules. Scoring a goal with a hand, that breaks the rules.

"Score a goal that was not a goal, as happened in Germany last week, that's not funny. In England, there is not any more the goal that is not a goal, but in our time, John Terry was crying in the dressing room because we lost a semi-final in the Champions League and the ball didn't cross the line.

"Samuel did an intelligent action. When I arrived home the first thing I told my kid who likes to play goalkeeper was, 'See the goal and don't do that, eh?'

"If FIFA says that it's a foul, it's a foul but Samuel did well. Maybe the referee did wrong. But in my opinion, that should be allowed as it was for years."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Wayne Rooney cannot wait to link up with Harry Kane for England

Wayne Rooney has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and can't wait to link up with him against Italy.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

Mail Box

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company