‘Big mouth’ – Catalan press blast Mourinho following interview

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho recently gave an interview to Marca and by the Portuguese’s standards, the interview was pretty non-controversial.

He hardly said anything about his current job at Tottenham or his experience of life at Manchester United.

However, it appears one thing which Spurs boss said during the interview has got on the nerves of the Catalan media.

The Portuguese coach talked about how his Real Madrid side put an end to Barcelona’s dominance and Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) have not taken kindly to those words.

An article in the publication suggested that the 58-year-old still has a ‘big mouth’ and that his ‘arrogance’ has not mellowed in recent years, despite his relative lack of success.

The opinion piece, which was written by Journalist Lluis Mascaro, goes on to accuse Mourinho of living in his past glories.

Mascaro also reportedly insisted that the Spurs head coach failed at the Santiago Bernabeu and that any suggestion to the contrary was a figment of his own ‘imagination’.

As translated by Sport Witness, he wrote: “Florentino Perez signed Mourinho in the summer of 2010 to try to stop the ‘Pep Team’.

“And not only did he not succeed, but he had the most appalling ridicule, with humiliations such as the 5-0 at the Bernabeu and the elimination in the semifinals of the Champions League (with an exhibition by Messi)”

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Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid beat what was arguably the greatest ever Barcelona side to a league title as well as a Copa del Rey. The points tally his Madrid side registered is still the record highest in Spanish football.

Additionally, Madrid hadn’t even reached a Champions League quarter-final for so long when he arrived at the club and they were unlucky to be knocked out in the semifinal stage on a couple of occasions under him. So no matter how the Catalan media paints Mourinho’s time in La Liga, he succeeded in stopping what was the greatest Barca team of all time.

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