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 Storms Out of UCL Press Conference
Sky Sports News, October 1st, 2013 12:49PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, uefa champions league


A fed-up Jose Mourinho walked out of his pre-game press conference on Monday ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest after being asked several questions about the decision to leave forward Kevin De Bruyne at home. Mourinho’s men are faced with a must-not-lose game in Romania on Tuesday after falling 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to FC Basel on Matchday One.

"This is fantastic because nobody asks me about [Juan] Mata," Mourinho said. "You are for three weeks speaking about Mata, and now you are speaking about Kevin de Bruyne. So you are not interested in the players who are playing? You are interested in the players who are not playing. He was not selected. It was my decision. Only 11 can play and 18 can be selected.”

He continued: "I try to decide by what they do on the pitch when they play and what they do in training. I try to be honest with Juan and say that he's going to play tomorrow, because of what he did in training and because of what he did in the matches he played. With Kevin it's the same. He's not selected because I didn't like the match he played against Swindon and I didn't like the way he was training. But you have this tendency to only ask about the guys that are not selected. See you tomorrow." With that, Mourinho stormed out to join his squad on the practice field.

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
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
Martinez: Everton Can Still Finish Fourth     
Everton coach Roberto Martinez reflected on a "hurtful" 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at home in ...
Bartra Blames Bale Goal on Fitness    
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra insists that fitness issues kept him from keeping up with Real Madrid ...
Bale's Dream Comes True as Real Wins King's Cup    
Real Madrid won the first of what it hopes will be three major trophies this season ...
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives