Jose Mourinho reveals what he told the referee after London derby loss to Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho revealed to the press that he was not happy with referee Andre Marriner’s performance in the London derby against Chelsea last night.

Spurs succumbed to their third straight Premier League defeat at home to their fierce rivals, with Eric Dier giving away an early penalty which Jorginho dispatched.

The Lilywhites struggled to get anything going in the opening 45 minutes, with Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius unable to link up in the opposition half.

Tottenham did improve after half-time, creating more chances in front of the Chelsea net, but the only clear cut opportunities came in the final minutes of the game.

Vinicius headed wide from a superb Serge Aurier cross and Son lashed an effort over from inside the box with seconds left on the clock.

While his side were disappointing on the night, Mourinho claimed that he told Andre Marriner about his disappointment in the official’s performance also..

When asked what he was talking to the referee about after the game, Mourinho said (Football London): “I told him something that he knows already, that I consider him to be one of the best referees in the Premier League and I care for him.

“He’s a referee that I have big admiration for.

“That gives me probably good position to tell him that I didn’t like his performance. So it was basically like that. I have a very good relationship with Andre and that gives me a good position to say that I didn’t like the performance.”

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