Thursday, Aug 28, 2014Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Sport
 

Football: Mourinho still revelling in raining on parades

Published on Apr 28, 2014 5:50 AM
 
Manager Jose Mourinho may not be providing the kind of swashbuckling football armchair fans salivate over but it is mighty effective and further evidence that when it comes to pouring water all over the barbecue, he is still the master. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Five days after smothering Atletico Madrid with a defensive blanket in the Champions League, Chelsea parked "two buses" in front of their goal to win at Anfield, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Manager Jose Mourinho may not be providing the kind of swashbuckling football armchair fans salivate over but it is mighty effective and further evidence that when it comes to pouring water all over the barbecue, he is still the master.

The Portuguese, whose Inter Milan side beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich on the way to winning the 2010 Champions League by putting up the barricades and conceding possession, proved again that he is the ultimate pragmatist.

Liverpool have torn teams to shreds at Anfield this season and had won 11 games in a row to stand on the verge of a first title for 24 years - yet their fans would have been fearful of the visit of Chelsea who have so often been their nemesis.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos