By Alan Duffy
There’s nothing like a little bitchy comment to brighten up one’s day, and ahead of this weekend’s London derby between Chelsea and Spurs, former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has had a pop at Chelsea and their Champions League success last season.
When asked about his former club’s Euro glory last May, the quirky Portuguese tactician pointed to his own unbeaten title-winning success with Porto in 2010/11, saying:
“Winning any league is extremely difficult but going through it unbeaten is also extremely difficult.
“Which is more difficult — winning the Champions League or remaining unbeaten in the league…..? Remaining unbeaten in the league.”
And with that he raised an eyebrow camply, clicked his fingers and sashayed out of the room. Well, he didn’t, but he should have.
Anyway, one imagines AVB is still a little bit raw from his Stamford Bridge ordeal as I’m not quite sure if staying unbeaten in the Primeira Liga, which is dominated by a handful of sides, really does equate to winning Europe’s biggest prize. Still, there you go. Expect mucho uproar from Chelsea fans over this!