Jose Mourinho savaged Arsenal, Man Utd and Man City in 2015 Chelsea speech

  • Kobe Tong
Mourinho as Chelsea boss.

Jose Mourinho brought Premier League glory back to Chelsea in 2015.

Having conquered English football twice during his first spell at Stamford Bridge, the ‘Special One’ climbed the mountain again during the 2014/15 campaign by elevating his side to 87 points.

The additions of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa proved absolutely pivotal as Mourinho built on the progress of his comeback season in England to oust both Manchester clubs and Arsenal.

Mourinho wins 2014/15 Premier League

In fact, there’s perhaps good reason to believe that it was the last brilliant season that Mourinho has produced given the trouble that was to come at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

And you only had to look at Chelsea‘s end of season awards dinner to see just how confident the legendary Portuguese coach was feeling after winning his third Premier League title.

That’s because the man himself produced a hilarious speech mocking United, City and Arsenal as title challengers by poking fun at their styles of play, complete with graphics and animations.

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We’ll start with an easy one. Did Jose Mourinho really say this? “I’m European champion. I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one”

Mourinho’s unbelievable speech

Why it’s not talked about very often these days is beyond us because it’s one of the funniest and most savage gimmicks that we’ve seen Mourinho pull off across his notorious career.

According to Sky Sports, Mourinho said at the ceremony: “This is a football pitch with two goals, one ball, but there is one team (wearing red shirts) that would like to play without goals.

“That team plays really well and the ball goes and goes and goes and the quality of the ball possession is really beautiful, but no goals.

“And they ask the international board of FIFA to play like this, but they were told that it was not possible, that the bigger percentage of ball possession doesn’t win matches and they were not champions.

“After that there was another team (wearing sky blue shirts) that were less radical and they asked to play only with one goal.

“They were fantastic and they scored a lot of goals and the goals were coming from every position and they score and they score and they score, but they never conceded goals, because no goal.

“Again, the international board told them ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be champions because football is with two goals’.

“The third team (red shirts, white sleeves) was almost there, because they wanted to play with two goals.

“They were scoring some, they were also conceding some. They were fantastic. They scored really beautiful goals, they concede some goals too and they were almost there.

“But they asked the international board to play only between January and April. And they told ‘no chance, no chance’. You have to play between August and May, so they couldn’t be champions.”

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Classic Mourinho

Can you imagine anybody other than Mourinho pulling that off? Of course not.

In an age where respect between Premier League teams has arguably never been higher, at least in terms of the managers, Mourinho’s banter almost feels old-fashioned in its ruthlessness.

It won’t come as news that the current AS Roma boss likes to use mind games against everybody from rival coaches to referees and league officials to his own players.

Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal Match Reaction (Football Terrace)

However, it’s the sense of humour that runs through so many of Mourinho’s digs that can’t help but bring a smile to our faces and none of them come much better than his hilarious Chelsea speech.

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