Jose Mourinho often blames players for the team’s poor results on the pitch.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ROME — Starting from making Ricardo Quaresma cry, to mentioning Paul pogba as viruses. Coach Jose Mourinho seems to have a long history as a coach who often clashed with the players he worked with when negative results were achieved.
Mourinho’s long road as a classy coach cannot be underestimated. Success in bringing FC Porto won the Champions League in the 2003/2004 season and then made his name skyrocket.
But Mourinho is not his name if every statement and his behavior does not confiscate controversy. The coach, who calls himself the Special One, often argues with his students.
Now praharu has just been found again when he handles AS Roma. Just gushing the Giallorossi in the summer of last year, Mourinho has ignited some of the Roma players.
Speaking after the defeat against Juventus, the Portuguese coach pointedly stated that his team had complex psychological problems and some players looked too weak.
This is not the first time Mourinho has criticized the team from the capital. Previously, after Roma were beaten by Bodo-Glimt 1-6 in the Europa Conference League tournament last October, the 58-year-old allenatore assessed that there was a quality gap between the first team and the reserves.
Sportsmail, Monday (10/1/2022) summarized various stories of Mourinho’s disputes with the players he had worked with.
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Paul Pogba may present the 2018 World Cup title for the French national team, but that does not guarantee that he will be the golden child and always be a starter. Instead he was sidelined by the Special One.
The early signs of Mourinho’s arrival were quite promising. But after that, everything collapsed in an instant. Some reports say the two have not spoken since March 2018.
After tensions between the two sides, various reports broke out with Mourinho being called insulting Pogba with the word ‘virus’. Pogba was removed as vice-captain and came under attack from the Red Devils supporters.
Mou also informed Pogba will not play in a match in front of his team-mates and it is considered disrespectful to the MU midfield orchestrator.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
The next top-class footballer to come into conflict with the Special One is Eden Hazard. A number of reports at the time said that their relationship had deteriorated, leading to the Blues management’s decision to expel Mourinho in December 2015.
The fractured relationship began at a crucial moment when facing Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League. Hazard, who was asked to help with the defense, ignored the order.
Mourinho also said the Belgian was not the type of player who sacrificed himself for the team. “Eden is the type of player who is not mentally ready to look back at his left-back and leave his life for him,” said Mou some time ago.