By Alan Duffy
Never one to let a lack of self-awareness get in the way of a good pop at a rival, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken of how the Blues’ Premier League rivals are all “buying the title”.
Mourinho made his comments after his side had beaten PSG on penalties in their International Champions Cup clash in North Carolina.
Not renowned for his penny-pinching regime at Stamford Bridge, the Portuguese coach’s comments, aimed at big-spending Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool, can either be taken as a cheeky bit of ironic banter or as a bizarrely hypocritical outburst…
To be fair to the man himself, he does acknowledge that Chelsea themselves did indeed ‘buy the title’ when Roman Abramovich took over at Stamford Bridge.
However, stating that his club will fight these cash-happy rivals “even without the big investment” is a bit silly considering the amount splashed out on the likes of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Cuadrado since Mourinho returned to west London.
However, one thing is for sure, the comments will definitely get a few of his many ‘haters’ hot under the collar.