Jose Mourinho claims referees had campaign against his Inter side

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Jose Mourinho has revealed in his new book how he felt referees were against his Inter Milan side during his two-year stint at the San Siro.

The Portuguese was in charge of the Serie A side for two years, from 2008 until 2010 and, in his new book, he's revealed how he changed his training routines due to referees being against his side.

Mourinho is known to be very vocal and opinionated about match officials - it's got him in trouble numerous times during his managerial career - and he's admitted that he felt he was in the middle of a campaign against his Inter Milan side.


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Last season, Mourinho stated the FA had a campaign against his Chelsea side - but he's now admitted he felt hard done by officials in Italy as well.

Despite being unpopular with match officials, in his opinion, Mourinho still guided Inter to a famous treble during his second year at the club.

However, he has admitted that after a while in Italy, he felt the need to change his training routines due to his club getting a lot of red cards.

In his book, Mourinho stated that he often had his players train 10vs11 so that they could prepare themselves if they did go down to 10-men during a match.

Extract from Book

“The more we focused on the Champions League, the more difficulties we had in the League,” Mourinho explained in his new book, according to the Express. “We had some defeats, and we were up against a very strong Roma, but I always had the feeling that the referees had a campaign of errors against us.

“At one point I started coaching the team to play 10 against 11, to be ready in case we had a man sent off.

“However, I forgot to do nine versus 11, as against Sampdoria when they sent two of our players off.”

Mourinho After Inter

Mourinho left Inter Milan and joined Real Madrid, before returning to England with Chelsea.

He recently won the Premier League once again with the Blues but is currently enduring a tough start to the 2015/2016 campaign.

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