Werder Bremen friendly was like a circus: Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho labelled his side's friendly against Werder Bremen as a "circus", slamming referee Harm Osmers' performance
Bremen: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho labelled his side's friendly against Werder Bremen as a "circus", slamming referee Harm Osmers' performance.
Jose Mourinho reacts during Chelsea's friendly against Werder Bremen on Sunday. Pic/AFP
The Blues were beaten 0-3 in Germany, with two of the hosts' goals coming from the penalty spot — including one that stemmed from an alleged John Terry handball and another for Nathan Ake's challenge on Nils Petersen late in the game.
Mourinho subsequently claimed to have "learned nothing" from the match, accusing Osmers of pandering to the home supporters."I learned nothing from this game," he told reporters.
"Our expectations are not fulfilled because, when we decided to have this match here in Bremen, we thought about an evolution in difficulty.
"We were expecting a fast game, a competitive game, but we come here and the referee thought this was a circus for Bremen fans — for them to have fun — and he killed the match.
"This game, for us, would have been perfect. I like the Werder Bremen team — they are fast, intense and they defend with a lot of people.
"The opponent is perfect for us to compete today but we couldn't play," he lamented.
The amount Jose Mourinho has paid up in fines in England for various outbursts until last season
This is not the first time Mourinho has ranted against refs. Here are a few other recent incidents:
>> April 2014: After a 1-2 defeat to Sunderland, Mourinho sarcastically praises referee Mike Dean's performance as "unbelievable" before taking a dig at the head of referees, Mike Riley.
>> March 2014: Mourinho slams referee Chris Foy for his decisions in a 0-1 loss against Aston Villa and requests that the referee not be given another Chelsea match to officiate.
>> September 2013: The Chelsea boss slams referee Mike Dean for a "huge mistake" after Dean sent-off Fernando Torres in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham