Football: Media should be embarrassed, Mourinho says
Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:58 PM
ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho has criticised the media after a French TV station published comments he made about Chelsea lacking reliable strikers, adding that remarks about Samuel Eto'o's age were not intended to be serious.
Chelsea's Champions League game at Galatasaray on Wednesday has been overshadowed by Mourinho's comments that were made at a sponsor's event in Switzerland as part of a private conversation that he did not know was being filmed.
"The problem with Chelsea is we lack a scorer," the Portuguese said in footage captured by Canal Plus. "I have one (Eto'o) but he's 32. Maybe 35, who knows?"
Speaking in Istanbul on Tuesday ahead of the last-16 first-leg clash, Mourinho said he was not defending what he said but that the media should be embarrassed by what had occurred.
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