Jose Mourinho opened up on the reasons behind his startling feud with Frank Lampard during Tottenham’s win over Chelsea.
Mourinho And his ex-player Lampard rowing During Thursday’s Carabao Cup match, which saw Tottenham qualify on penalties.
Mourinho said: “Hey Frank, when you lose 3-0 you won’t be.” We stand here. “
But then, he insisted he had not lost any of his respect for Lampard, who helped Chelsea win the Premier League title twice while Mourinho was coach at Stamford Bridge.
“The most important thing about Frank is that my feelings for him are more important than any words we exchange,” Mourinho said.
“He gave me everything he had as a player, so I never forget it.
“My feelings will always be that I love him as a player, friend and professional.
“The only thing I said was the opinion of an old coach of a talented young coach, when the players need us when they lose.
“When they win, we don’t need to be the protagonist at the touchline.
“In the last game when they lost 3-0 I felt sorry for him because he was really sad and quiet in his chair. In terms of football I have nothing to teach him.
It was just an opinion. Stay in touch when your team loses and stay calm when your team wins. “
Lampard also downplayed the dispute, saying he and his former mentor were in “an instant”.
“We were having some fun on the line,” said the former Chelsea captain.
“I get on well with Jose and I think he said that to me.
“She commented on the fact that he seemed to talk more to the referee than to his players, so it’s just a moment with us.
“I have a lot of respect for Jose, regardless of what he says on the touchline. I think he was feeling the first half and how it was. Everything was fine at the end of the match and that will never change.”
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Tottenham booked their place in the quarter-final draw on Thursday after Eric Lamela canceled Werner’s opening match, forcing Tottenham into a penalty shootout in which only Chelsea’s Mason Mount missed the match.
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