“I’m not stupid. I go to the game with a microphone that records everything from the dressing room to my return. I have to defend myself,” Football Italia quoted Mourinho as saying.
After the match between Roma and Monza, the “Special One” was once again entangled with the referee. Earlier in March, Mourinho argued with referee Marco Serra. Serra accused Mourinho of insulting him outside the touchline, announcing he would sue the Roma captain. Mourinho requested a “tape dissection” to review the conversation, but there was no microphone recording. This time, Mourinho took the initiative to defend his words.
Mourinho was upset after referee Daniele Chiffi showed a red card to Mahmet Celik in the 90+5 minute. This match, Roma fell to victory in a one-goal lead, so Mourinho lost his temper, leading to criticism of the referee.
“They say we never win when referee Daniele Orsato takes the whistle. However, I would rather have Orsato on the pitch because he knows how to control, stay calm instead of angry. Chiffi doesn’t have that. Points. Chiffi’s dominant is anger while with a referee it is important to be calm,” Mourinho criticized.
“The referee didn’t affect the game. But with the second yellow card that Chiffi showed in the 90+6 minute, you saw everything,” said Mourinho.
After the match, Mourinho insisted Chiffi was the worst referee he had ever seen in his career as a manager. According to Gazzetta, the Italian Football Federation is preparing to investigate Mourinho’s statements aimed at referee Chiffi. If convicted, Mourinho will have to receive a ban from directing in the great battle between Roma and Inter this weekend.
Thanh Phong | 21:28 04/05/2023