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Mourinho hits out at media over private comments
Mourinho hits out at media over publicizing his private comments about his Chelsea team
Associated Press
2014-02-25 11:22 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has blasted the media for publicizing his disparaging comments about his forwards, comments he regarded as private and light-hearted.

While French television station Canal Plus was waiting for an interview with Mourinho last week in Nyon, Switzerland, it filmed him talking with a Swiss businessman at a sponsor event. Broadcast on Monday, when Chelsea was heading to Istanbul to play Galatasaray in the Champions League last 16, the clip shows Mourinho saying, "The problem with Chelsea is we lack a scorer. I have one (Samuel Eto'o) but he's 32. Maybe 35, who knows?"

At the pre-match news conference on Tuesday, he told media, "You all should be a bit embarrassed, because it's a case of the ethics you have in your work. From my point of view, is it an unhappy comment? Absolutely. But from the ethical point of view, it's a real disgrace."

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