Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in a more jovial mood with the assembled media on Friday ahead of his side’s game with Arsenal this weekend.
As reported by the Independent, the Blues were forced to deny speculation earlier this week that Diego Costa and John Terry had been involved in an altercation.
While Mourinho also touched on various other false reports that he had heard recently, he couldn’t help but take a less serious approach when addressing the bust-up story.
Given that Costa doesn’t speak English and Terry doesn’t speak Spanish, Mourinho joked with the media that they had brought a translator to their fight and had organised it like a “Wild West duel”.
While Sky Sports quote him adding that he thought it was “funny” how the media try to find negative stories when teams are struggling, he questioned why they don’t report the truth instead, although he understood that negativity sells.
Nevertheless, the Portuguese tactician will likely take little from the entire situation as he looks to focus his players on taking on the Gunners.
The defending Premier League champions have already lost three games this season, and currently sit 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
Although the pressure is off in many ways given that City will be anxious to keep their distance from their rivals, Mourinho knows how crucial it will be for his team to get back to winning ways domestically after sealing a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Wednesday night.