Jose Mourinho was understandably annoyed during today's press conference, less about the disappointing result on Wednesday than the barrage of silly (really, I should say sillier than usual) questions he was forced to field. In between berating a journalist for an overabundance of pessimism and coming up with some frankly hilarious quotes, we did get some team news -- nobody's injured, for what it's worth -- but mostly this was a day for Jose to Jose and for his audience to fidget uncomfortably.
Mourinho castigating Sky's reporter for being "pessimistic". "You look very pessimistic. I think you have to enjoy life."— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 13, 2015
On surrounding the referees:
Mourinho: "Maybe modern diets are making memories shorter, because when Carragher and Souness are complaining [re: confronting refs]?"— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 13, 2015
On Jamie Carragher:
Mourinho on Carragher: "Jamie stopped playing two years ago. In two years he forgot everything he did on the pitch."— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 13, 2015
On whether players will hide after the PSG upset:
Bahaha. "Nobody's doing what some journalists do; write bullshit then don't turn up to the next press conference. My players want to play."— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) March 13, 2015
On people being jealous of Chelsea:
Envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man.
This cheered me right up.