"I'm irritated when I have to tank up every week," he told Spox. "Those petroleum mafias steal our money and use it to sign footballers.

"This stinks and Abramovich is part of this.

"No, he's not my friend. Those mafias rule the entire world and manipulate petrol's price.

"Our best revenge would be to beat teams such as Chelsea. It would be a huge satisfaction."