Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has been criticized for his defensive approach against Arsenal in Emirates Stadium. The match ended up with 0-0 score line, took them closer to league title.
Chelsea played well in first half, creating chances upfront but some clear penalty call had been denied by Michael Oliver. In 2nd half, they played with extra cautions, as the draw would be a suitable result for them.
Chelsea are 10 points ahead of Arsenal in this moment, they need just 5 points in 5 remaining matches to with the EPl title, still criticized for his pragmatic, defensive approach in last match day. Now Jose Mourinho slammed his critics by saying that obsession with ball possession will lead the game to without goal, possession will be only important thing then, not goals.
He told the reporters:
“People talk about style and flair but what is that? Sometimes I ask myself about the future, and maybe the future of football is a beautiful, green grass carpet without goals, where the team with more ball possession wins the game.”
“The way people analyses style and flair is to take the goals off the pitch. It’s the football they play on the moon – where the surface is not good, with some holes but no goals.”
He also added:
“Everyone speaks about teams playing fantastically well because they ‘had great ball possession’. It looks like the goals aren’t important. They conclude a team that scores as many as we do is boring but a team with 70 per cent of the ball who don’t score isn’t.”
“Maybe, when my grandsons play, football will be a game without goals and we’ll just enjoy people passing the ball. But when football is played without goals, you will say it’s boring. You will say bring the goals back. For me, it’s still about putting the ball in your opponents’ net, and keeping it out of your own.”
The Portuguese continued that Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner are happy with their style of playing, delighted with the performance of his team this season and also has revealed that he celebrated with the whole squad after the 1-0 win over United in last week and also in their goalless draw at the Emirates stadium. Mou said:
“He is very happy. I saw him hugging the players in the dressing room after the game and, yes, I think he’s happy and I think every Chelsea fan is happy if we win the title. If we do, we will have had a fantastic Premier League season.”