Jose Mourinho went back to Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. The match ended in a draw as both teams failed to break the deadlock.
After the match, Tottenham Hotspur see them at the top of the table again with 21 points in 10 games. In the post-match press conference, Jose Mourinho said, “Tottenham is not a candidate. We are not even in the race. We are not a horse. I don’t know what the word is. We are the small, young horses. We are just a pony.”
Mourinho was unhappy with his team’s performance though. He said, “A draw at Stamford Bridge is usually a positive thing and staying top of the league is also a positive thing. But my dressing room isn’t happy with that and that is fantastic.”
“Nobody gambled today or tried to change the direction of the game. Everybody was in a situation of one mistake wins the game, especially in the last 15 minutes.”- he added.
Frank Lampard disagreed with Mourinho’s claim. Mourinho also claimed Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City are the main challengers for the title. Lampard replied, “It’s Jose’s call to say it as he sees it from his end, but from the outside, they are top of the league. If we’re contenders then they have to be contenders.
“They have invested heavily – they’ve got people like Gareth Bale sitting on the bench, Dele Alli’s not here. There is a strong squad there.”
“So I think we are all competing, but Jose can say it as he sees it.”
Jose Mourinho always loves to play mind games with his opponents. This claim is surely one of them!