Jose: Take stand on diving

Jose Mourinho says Arjen Robben sometimes tries to 'get an advantage' and has called for video technology to be introduced to help referees.

Last Updated: 02/07/14 at 20:39 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Says referees would welcome the introduction of technology

Jose Mourinho: Says referees would welcome the introduction of technology

The topic of diving has resurfaced as a major talking point this week after Robben was accused of going to ground too easily to win the Netherlands a penalty in their World Cup match against Mexico.

Robben insists he was tripped for the spot-kick but has admitted to diving earlier in the game, although he will not face retrospective punishment from FIFA.   

Mourinho knows Robben from his first stint in charge of Chelsea and is aware that occasionally he will look for a penalty or free-kick, but feels the Dutchman is also fouled a lot due to his exceptional ability.

The Blues boss would like players to be more honest but thinks the solution is to allow the officials to use replays to make decisions which would prevent mistakes.

Speaking to Yahoo about Robben, Mourinho said: "He was my player and I know better than many what a fantastic player he is. 

"I also know that because of his speed and because of his creativity he is punished a lot with fouls by opponents who cannot stop him.

"I also know that sometimes he tries to get an advantage and he tries to get a free-kick or he tries to get a penalty.

"I think it's important for the players to help the referees by being honest on the pitch, to try to win the right way. 

"But the reality is that not every player behaves that way and referees have a difficult job."

Mourinho has sympathy for officials and believes they would welcome the chance to use technology and get more decisions correct.

He said: "If you have technology, you have a chance to have a fourth official watching on the video.

"So I think the referee should also be happy to have the chance in case of doubt.

"The chance to clear every doubt and the chance to make the right decision, because when one country feels that one bad decision influences its future in the competition, I think it's hard.

"And it's important for coaches, for players but also for referees.

"I think technology is something the referees would welcome."


 

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

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