Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at Sky pundit and Liverpool legend Graeme Souness for recent comments by labelling him as “jealous”, the Daily Express reports.
Souness called Chelsea as “pathetic” following their midweek defeat to Paris Saint Germain as several of their players conspired to get Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off.
The Scot was joined in his diatribe by former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Carragher, but Mourinho aimed at the pair with both barrels ahead of his side’s clash with Southampton this weekend.
“Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and forgot everything he did on the pitch,” he said.
“Mr Souness also, but he stopped playing a long time ago. I coached Benfica after he left there, I know a lot about him, so much about him.
“But I have a certain kind of education, not just in football but in life, and I prefer to laugh.
“Envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man. It’s about life.
“The world is strange. Maybe because of diet and maybe the quality of the products we are eating, memories are getting shorter.
“Because, you know, when Carragher and Souness speak about it, they are having a problem for sure.
“The game on Wednesday finished, and I was in the tunnel and one by one, not just the players but the coaches and everybody from PSG, I shook their hands.
“I told them they deserved it. I wished them good luck for the future. That is the way we behave after a defeat.
“If the players surround the referee we are charged and we have to pay a fine. We have, in this moment, eight or nine months of competition and we were charged once.”