Chelsea boss Mourinho slaughters Pepe over Portugal red

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rapped Real Madrid defender Pepe over his dismissal in Portugal's World Cup thrashing by Germany.
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rapped Real Madrid defender Pepe over his dismissal in Portugal's World Cup thrashing by Germany.

Pepe was sent off after Thomas Muller exaggerated their head clash.

But Mourinho told Yahoo: "'I think obviously the second goal is his fault. He's on a zone but he has to make contact with the opponents and he left Hummels and Sami [Khedira] completely on his own and nobody contacted him, no challenge and Hummels scored the second goal.

"After that I think the frustration of the mistake comes up and after that loses possession with the pressure of Muller and after that we can say is not a real aggression.

"Maybe he doesn't deserve a direct red card but because, in spite of not being a clear aggression, there is a body language that many, many times pushes the referees to have these kind of decisions.

"To leave a team playing with ten men for such a long time is obviously a big handicap for the team.

"The fact that is not even a Portuguese man, I think that should put even more pressure on him to behave in a certain way, which he didn't."

 
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