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Mourinho: Arsenal Foreigners Are Cry Babies

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, probably didn’t better his relationship with Arsene Wenger after his post-match comments following last night’s 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

In a match, which was low on goal-scoring opportunities, the two most discussed incidents involved the referee.

Arsenal felt John Obi Mikel should have been sent off for a bad challenge on Mikel Arteta, but Mourinho didn’t have any understanding for such claims.

“They like to cry, that’s tradition,” the Chelsea manager said.

“I prefer to say that English people – and I give one example, Frank Lampard – would never provoke a situation like that.

“Players from other countries, especially some countries, they have that [provoking] in their blood.

“Foreign players are bringing a lot of good things, but I prefer English blood in football and English football in these situations is ‘come on, let’s go’.

“The tackle was a hard, aggressive one. But football is for men or for women with fantastic attitude.

“Football is a game of contact, English football in the winter, with a watering of the pitch results in sliding tackles at speed - this is something you should be proud of.

“If you get hurt, OK, you are hurt, you have pain. But I have pain every day and I come to work. The referee did well.”

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, didn’t agree with his counterpart and understands why Mourinho was happy with the match official.

In the end, Mourinho was happy with the draw, which helped his side to stay close to Arsenal and new log leaders Liverpool, who are both two points ahead of Chelsea.

“I’m not unhappy,” Mourinho admitted.

“We came to win, but also not to lose.

“It was very important not to lose, because if we had lost, we would be five points behind the leaders, but with the one point we are just two points behind both leaders and that’s a different picture.”

Overall, Mourinho was happy with his team’s performance on the night: “We had one big chance [when Lampard hit the cross bar] with lots of half chances, they had one big chance and no half chances, because we controlled them.”

Chelsea are now welcoming Swansea and Christmas leaders Liverpool at Stamford Bridge before traveling to Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Can the Blues win their two home games and kick Liverpool off the top of the log before the turn of the year? Have your say in the comment section below.

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