Istanbul: Jose Mourinho has hit out at the "disgraceful" ethics of a journalist recording and making public his private, light-hearted comments about Chelsea's striking options.
Mourinho believes the media "should all be embarrassed" for reporting quotes filmed by French television station Canal Plus, when he was in conversation with a Swiss businessman at a recent sponsor's event.
The recording, aired on Monday, shows Mourinho commenting on Chelsea's lack of depth up front and questioning the age of Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o.
"I think you should be embarrassed, as a media professional because from my point of view I don't think you — not you, but a colleague — (should be) able to record a private conversation, to make it public," he said at a press conference yesterday.
"I think you all should be a bit embarrassed, because it's a case of the ethics you have in your work. From my point of view, is it an unhappy comment? Absolutely. But from the ethical point of view, I think it's a real disgrace."
Not knowing he was being filmed, Mourinho had been quoted as saying: "The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker. Eto'o is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?"