Following defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho came into the spotlight with the pundits all across the globe criticizing the Portuguesea s defensive approach against a ten-man PSG team.
Not averse to a punch or two himself, the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager turned the heat on the media, claiming he is by far the best manager there is in the world. Mourinho put his records in front of the reporters and categorically stated that he is in a league of his own.
a People are too worried about me. They dona t know what my happiness is. My happiness, first of all, is when I compare myself with the others. I see just a few that are with me in terms of success.
a And the others I see a huge difference, a huge distance, with all the respect that they deserve, this is not a fight with them, I have lots of respect for all of them.
a But in the Premier League, who is European champion? Me and Van Gaal. Right? In the Premier League, how many won the Premier League twice or more than twice? Mr Wenger and myself.
a How many won every competition in this country? Community Shield, Capital One Cup, FA Cup, Premier League. How many? How many?
a You go to Europe, how many won seven league titles? How many won two Champions Leagues? Ancelotti wins three, Van Gaal two and Pep [Guardiola] has two. I am not content with that, but you are too worried about myself.
a What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this. You think I care with some b******t I read? Do you think I care? I dona t care.a
In his first spell at Chelsea, Mourinho had stated, in his first press conference, that he is a the special onea and clearly seems to still believe in that.
The Blues are leading the Premier League table by five points and have two games in hand over reigning champions Manchester City who are in second place. City slumped to a shock defeat to Burnley on Saturday, but the Portuguese issued a word of caution to his team.
a I think we need nine victories,a Mourinho stated. a Eleven matches. I think we need nine victories.
“We have to focus on nine victories. If our direct opponents lose a couple of points, then you need eight victories and one draw or something like that, but at the moment we have to focus on nine victories.a