The Special One had a special message for the Chelsea medical staff: Do your job right!
Following a frustrating 2-2 draw against Swansea City that included injuries and a red card for his starting goalkeeper, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had some choice words for the club’s medical staff over their behavior during the match.
According to the Telegraph, During the fateful match, Mourinho got into an argument with physio Eva Carneiro over her decision to try and assist an apparently injured Eden Hazard. Mourinho did not feel that Hazard’s health on the field was an issue which led to the conflict with the female medical staffer.
“I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game,” the Special One said. “If you go to the pitch to assist a player, then you must be sure that a player has a serious problem. I was sure that Eden didn’t have a serious problem. He had a knock and was very tired.
“My medical department left me with eight fit outfield players in a counter attack after a set piece and we were worried we didn’t have enough players left.”
During the match, Thibaut Courtois was shown a red card, leaving the team with 10 players on the field – immediately afterwards, Swansea tied the game on a Bafetimbi Gomis penalty kick off backup stopper Asmir Begovic.
Notably, Mourinho chose not to criticize the referees over the red card for Courtois which raised quite a few eyebrows off the field.