Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mourinho Not Out for Revenge Against Barca
ESPN Soccernet, October 31st, 2006 4:13PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

To be sure, Tuesday's Champions League clash between Barcelona-Chelsea didn't hold the significance of previous meetings-well, for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, anyway. But it was actually a must-not-lose for Barcelona, which only had four points from its first three games. A loss at home would put the Catalans in the position of having to fight it out with the unpredictable Werder Bremen, the German league leader that managed a draw with the La Liga champion in their previous meeting, for second place. Either way, Mourinho didn't care. "I'm not trying to help Werder Bremen to knock Barcelona out," the Chelsea manager said of the Barca-Chelsea rematch. "That's not my fight. Our target is to finish first in the group and it's not my problem if it's Barcelona or Werder Bremen who finish second." He would have to admit that would be a nice bit of revenge to achieve the double over Barcelona this season, after being dumped out of the competition by the Catalans last season. Mourinho did manage to get a few jibes in before the game, pointing out that former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen had learned to dive since he left Stamford Bridge for the Spanish giants this summer. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Brandao Faces One-Month Suspension for Head-Butt     
Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until September 18 by Ligue 1's disciplinary committee and ...
QPR Adds Two World Cup Players     
Queen Park Rangers on Friday confirmed the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long ...
Neymar Suffers Ankle Sprain    
Barcelona forward Neymar has picked up an ankle sprain in training and will be out of ...
Conte: "We're Counting on" Rossi     
Antonio Conte said he is "counting on" New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi as he draws up ...
Balotelli-Liverpool Talks Continue    
Mario Balotelli has arrived in Liverpool for a medical ahead of his expected 16 million pound ...
Report: Top Clubs Opening US Academies     
The AP reports that South American and European soccer powerhouses are opening full-time soccer academies across ...
Legia Loses CAS Appeal     
Legia Warsaw has said it will sack the administrator blamed for the clerical error that resulted ...
Report: BVB's Sponsors to Buy Stakes     
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced that the club would issue up to 24.5 million shares in ...
Simeone: Atletico Can't Compete with Real, Barca    
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone emphasized that despite ...
Dzeko Signs Four-Year Man City Contract     
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives