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Mourinho doesn't let West Brom loss discourage him from trolling vanquished Premier League rivals

Never change.

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We should be clear, Jose Mourinho was not happy with Monday's 3-0 loss.  He wasn't crying either, but he certainly wasn't happy.  He said so himself.

"Of course I'm not happy."

See, not happy.

"We are champions. You can't expect us to go on the bus crying because we lost 3-0."

But also not crying.

So where does that leave us?  I suppose it leaves us in a strange place where we lose a game by a rather shocking scoreline and yet we're mostly okay with it all.  Sure, it would've nice to win, but it's not like any of this truly matters.  Fàbregas's impending suspension for a killer cross, the debut of Izzy Brown, the continuing development of Ruben Loftus-Cheek — these things matter.  The scoreline, not so much.

"I can't say [the result] is a big surprise for me. I know my players, I know myself and I know the nature of the game, I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand to play. This is just an example. When we're the champions early it's difficult to keep the motivation high."

"We've got lots of injuries, we've also players that we are protecting. For not to have any risk, the motivation is not so high and the intensity is not so high and when you lose that intensity of competition, it's difficult to complete at the highest level."

-Jose Mourinho; source: ESPN

Who can we blame then?  Surely, there's somebody we can blame.  Should we blame the players?  The managers?  The referee?  The football gods?  Who?  Blame must be had!  There will be blame!

"I can't just blame the players, I have to blame myself. I also lost that salt and pepper you need during the week to work at a high level."

-Jose Mourinho; source: BBC

"Let's blame the players a little bit, let's blame myself, let's blame the top contenders for the title because they were not good enough to fight with us until the end."

-Jose Mourinho; source: ESPN


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