Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho insists that he has enjoyed his Premier League return despite being fined twice by the FA for his behavior against Aston Villa and comments made after the match against Sunderland. He was clearly still a bit upset at being fined for his sarcastic post match comments and did not enjoy the nature of the losses against Aston Villa and Sunderland. He gave credit where it was due for the losses against Crystal Palace and Newcastle United because of the tough nature of the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho on what distinctions he made between what is “English football” and what is not:
“Obviously I have enjoyed most of the things that have happened. I don’t enjoy defeats but I have to say, for example, to lose at Crystal Palace is English football. To lose at Newcastle in spite of having a good first half, that’s football, that’s English football.
But to lose like we did against Sunderland or against Aston Villa is not English football and I like English football, I don’t like what isn’t English football. What happens, happens. The past is not the best way to prepare for the future. I want to prepare for the future I don’t want to stay forever with what happened this season.”
Jose Mourinho was also asked what the highlight of the Premier League season was for him and he responded with a bit of sarcasm by saying: “This season I lost a match at Stamford Bridge for the first time. I lost with the second goal (against Sunderland) and for me that’s the highlight”. Mourinho seems most at home in the Premier League and especially in dealing with the English media. He charmed the Italian media while at Inter Milan but was antagonistic to the Spanish media while at Real Madrid. He is back where he belongs and we hope that he stays for a very long time.
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