Chelsea boss Mourinho launches furious attack on Cardiff tactics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho launched a furious attack on Cardiff City's time-wasting during Saturday's win.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho launched a furious attack on Cardiff City's time-wasting during Saturday's win.

Mourinho arrived in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Schalke still seething about being banished to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor during a 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. On Monday, Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by the FA.

He fumed: "Even with space, he took 30 seconds. The goalkeeper has six seconds to have the ball, correct? They had almost half a minute.

"That’s breaking the rules. We played our game, a difficult game, and we deserved to win. If I was in that game and I was paying for a ticket, I would be worried with the fact that every time the ball was out or stopped and our opponent had to put the ball back in the game, it took an average of 21.5 seconds. That is a waste of money. You pay for your ticket and every time the game stops you have to wait about half a minute?

"When you multiply that by the number of times the game was stopped, you pay for 90 minutes but you see 55 or 60. For me, that’s breaking the rules. Scoring a goal with a hand, that breaks the rules.

"Score a goal that was not a goal, as happened in Germany last week, that’s not funny. In England, there is not any more the goal that is not a goal, but in our time, John Terry was crying in the dressing room because we lost a semi-final in the Champions League and the ball didn’t cross the line."

 
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