Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clashed with journalists after watching his Roma side lose 3-0 at home to Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday.
Roma fell to their second successive league defeat after first half goals from Hakan Calhanoglu, former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, up against his old club, and Denzel Dumfries sealed a comfortable win for the visitors.
Roma, who appointed Mourinho as their new boss ahead of the start of this season, have now lost four of their last six league games and have fallen to sixth in the table as a result, leaving them 13 points behind current table-toppers AC Milan.
Following the contest, Mourinho refused to take any questions from the journalists who were hoping to quiz him, instead delivering a lecture of his own.
He launched a scathing attack on those in attendance, insisting that his job is far more challenging than what journalists have to deal with.
As quoted by talkSPORT, Mourinho said: “Your job is a lot easier than ours which is why we earn a lot more than you.”
Continuing to refuse to take any questions, Mourinho, without even being prompted, slammed his side’s performance.
He added: “Inter are better than us on a good day. Inter are objectively better than us. This became an extremely difficult match tonight because of absentees
“They finished 29 points above us last season. We had three big chances, two of which came at 0-0.”
Mourinho, as we all know, is no stranger to speaking his mind, especially as far as with the press is concerned. The Portuguese chief did it on countless occasions during his time in England, but his most famous altercation with the media came whilst he was in charge at Old Trafford.
After losing 3-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2018, Mourinho, who left United later that year, responded by making sure those questioning him and his side remembered just how many Premier League titles he has won during his rich and colourful managerial career.
“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded, because they deserved it, so keep trying, and trying, and trying, and keep trying,” he said.
“Just to finish, do you know what was the result? This [holding three fingers up]. 3-0, 3-0.
“Do you know what this is? 3-0. But it also means three Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together.
“Three for me and two for them two. So respect man, respect, respect, respect.”
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