The last manager who can criticize others for parking the bus is Jose Mourinho, but frustration from Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with West Ham leads a man to make ridiculous comments that make him seem like the hypocrite he’s always been.
Chelsea had 38 shots at West Ham’s goal in a draw that prevented them from going past Arsenal in the Premier League, dropping points at home against a team that has lost to the rest of the top 4 quite convincingly. At the end of the match, Mourinho, in classic Mourinho fashion, blamed everyone but his own team.
It’s very difficult to play a football match when only one team wants to play. A football match is about two teams playing. This is not Premier League, this is not the best league in the world. This is football from the 19th century. The only thing I can bring more to win was a Black and Decker. A Black and Decker to destroy the wall.
Sam Allardyce, a manager who has been around the block a time or two, wasn’t really concerned with what Mourinho had to say. Amused seems more like it, knowing full well that his ability to get his team with a draw out of Stamford Bridge wasn’t going to be showered with applause and praise.
He just can’t take it! He Just can’t take it! I knew he would say that! He can tell me all he wants, I don’t give a shite. He can’t take it that we’ve out-tacticked him. It’s brilliant when you get a result against him! I love Chelsea moaning. Good old Jose, moaning again.
Just like Mourinho’s stand on diving, his view on goalscoring changes depending on the team he manages. Mourinho’s teams have put on quite a few ultra-defensive shows over the years to obtain the results they need; Inter players at the Camp Nou in Barcelona in the 2010 Champions League semifinal might be the most memorable of those occasions.
But there are also more recent comments, like the ones he made after a 0-0 draw at the Emirates this season with Arsenal: I think boring is a team who plays at home who cannot score a goal. That’s boring. Because you go to a stadium and fill your stadium in weather like this; to see victories.
Mourinho’s team parked the bus that day in order to get the 0-0 away draw against the Gunners, and he had quite a lot of fun rubbing it to Arsenal, their fans and Arsene Wenger. It’s a bit more difficult for him to handle it at the other end of the stick.