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Mourinho on English 'Hostility' vs. Spanish 'Hatred'
Guardian, October 18th, 2013 2:24PM

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Jose Mourinho made headlines in Spain on Thursday following comments made in a Guardian interview in which he compared the “hostility” of English and Spanish fans. During the wide-ranging interview, the Chelsea coach discussed everything from how he occupies his time during international breaks, to the importance of using native players at a club in any country, to England’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup, in addition to the question of the differences between English and Spanish fans.

"I enjoy playing at home, feeling the Chelsea fans' passion, that they are happy to have me on their side; but I also enjoy playing away and feeling the opponents support their own team, giving me that 'hostility', Mourinho said. “It's a 'pure hostility.' It's not aggressive. If Chelsea fans at Norwich are singing: 'José Mourinho', and the other guys sing: 'F*** off Mourinho,' I don't think it's aggressive hostility. It's better than them ignoring me.”

He added: “If, one day, I was Norwich manager, they'd be singing my name too. It's pure. You go, for example, to countries like Spain and when they say: 'Hijo de puta Portugues [Portuguese son of a bitch],' you know it's a deep feeling. A real hatred. They mean it. Here, even the hostility is different. More tongue in cheek. When I'm not winning I'm 'not special any more.' I understand that and I like it.”

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