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Mourinho Slams '19th Century' West Ham Tactics
Sky Sports News, January 30th, 2014 2:32PM

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Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho railed against West Ham's defensive tactics following his team's 0-0 draw with its London rival at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Portuguese accused West Ham of playing “football from the 19th century” after being frustrated during the goalless draw. The result meant that Mourinho's men fell to three points behind new Premier League leader Manchester City, which Chelsea faces at the Etihad on Monday.

"It's very difficult to play a football match where only one team wants to play. It's very difficult,” he said. "A football match is about two teams playing and this match was only one team playing and another team not playing. I told Big Sam [Allardyce], and I repeat my words: they need points and, because they need points, to come here and play the way they did, is it acceptable? Maybe, yes. I cannot be too critical, because if I was in his position I don't know if I would do the same. Maybe.” He added: “At the same time I told him also this is not Premier League, this is not the best league in the world, this is football from the 19th century. The only (other) thing I could bring was a Black and Decker (tool) to destroy the wall."

Chelsea had 39 shots but could not find a way past a resolute West Ham defense. Mourinho said he could not be unhappy with his players for the effort they gave. "With my players, I'm happy," he said. "My team tried everything. Their goalkeeper saved a lot, but they also had other players without gloves who saved a lot. They played with five defenders; they looked more goalkeepers than defenders." Read the original story...


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