Jose Mourinho gave boastful speech after Manchester United’s loss to Chelsea at Wembley.
United dominated the possession with 61 percent and a total of five shots on target, while the Blues only record three important shots. Chelsea have won the 2018 FA Cup as Antonio Conte leaps around in joy before giving his old foe, Mourinho, a hug.
Jose Mourinho speaks. “I congratulate them because they won, but I don’t think they deserve to win. I congratulate because I am a sportsman. They score one more goal than us and they get the cup, and I have to do what my job asks me to do: I am the Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they were my previous club, but because they are the opponent that won the cup. But I think we deserved to win, we were the best team, but that’s football.” Chelsea were the better side in the first half, which Eden Hazard scored the only goal – a penalty – after he was floored by United’s defender, Phil Jones. But Conte’s men defended with great purpose in the second half. Jose Mourinho entered tonight’s game with the wish to lift his first ever FA Cup trophy at Manchester, having won the EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Europa League during his debut 2016/17 season with the Manchester United.
The Portuguese manager continued: “I am curious to know what you say, what people write, because I can imagine if my team played like Chelsea did, I can imagine what everyone will say. I am quite curious. But I am on holiday. I gave everything I could, I know the players gave everything, it was hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team who play nine players in the box, you need that presence. They are not stupid, they know without Lukaku we don’t have a presence, without Fellaini we don’t have a presence, so with eight or nine players in the box, they knew they were going to be dominant. For me the image of the game is that David de Gea didn’t touch the ball. We did everything, we tried, it’s the kind of defeat, while it hurts, we gave everything, no regrets.”
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