Jose Mourinho has reignited his feud with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after he labelled the Frenchman “specialist in failure”, the Chelsea boss was responding to Arsene Wenger’s comments where he said the Chelsea boss has a “fear of failure”.
Mourinho was clearly not happy with Wenger’s comments, but the Arsenal manager was reacting to claims from Mourinho who said that Arsenal have no excuses if they fail to win the league this season.
The Chelsea manager was speaking at the press conference ahead of his side FA Cup tie against Manchester City.
He went on to add; “The reality is he’s a specialist because eight years without a piece of silverware, that is failure.
“If Mr Abramovich gives me eight years to prepare a team, which I don’t want – I just want my four years of contract and, after that, to deserve or not deserve the next contract – but in eight years you have to build so much, so much, so much.
“I don’t want eight years. I just want four. I want the next one to say we are candidates.”
Mourinho spoke about Wenger claims that the title is Chelsea’s to lose.
“The champions are Manchester United,” he said.
“So Manchester United are the title’s owner until the moment where, mathematically, they lose the title.
“If United are not champions this season, and we almost agree that it’s almost impossible for them to be, then until.”
Mourinho is currently preparing his side to face Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday and he is looking to attack them like when Chelsea enjoyed a 1-0 victory in the league two weeks ago, he said: “It is not easy to play consecutive matches against the same team because you can be influenced by the first game.
“But the approach is the same as the last game against City. We go to win because we don’t want a replay.
“City played a good game last time against us, they had big chances and our goalkeeper was important. We are confident but I believe they are too.”
He added: “The FA Cup is beautiful for everybody and the draw made it even more so, because two big teams will be knocked out.”
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