Jamie Carragher responds to Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho’s criticism

Jamie Carragher says he isn't intentionally trying to get under people's skin after Jose Mourinho's criticism

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jamie Carragher has brushed off recent criticism from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The Reds legend incurred the wrath of the Blues boss after he blasted the Chelsea players for surrounding the referee before Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s red card in Paris Saint-Germain’s aggregate win at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

’m sure I may have upset some other people over the past 18 months. The job isn’t about getting under someone’s skin or upsetting people

Jamie Carragher

In his media conference following his side’s Champions League exit, Mourinho accused the retired Liverpool centre-half of having a short memory, adding that Carragher has forgotten his own antics during his 17-year Anfield career.

Speaking to Newstalk on Thursday evening, Carragher accepted that he is going to upset people with his opinions on Sky Sports, particularly outspoken individual such as Mourinho.

“I don’t think in any walk of life you go looking for trouble. You do your job and try do it as well as you can,” Carragher said.

“Sometimes someone will be happy with you, sometimes people will be unhappy with you. Obviously when it is Jose Mourinho, it is big news because he is the best manager in the Premier League and one of the best in Europe so it gets more headlines.

“I’m sure I may have upset some other people over the past 18 months. The job isn’t about getting under someone’s skin or upsetting people.”

Carragher was quick to point out that he has been an advocate of some heavily-criticised individuals this season, including Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

“I’ve been defended Louis van Gaal quite a bit, not because I know him or like him, but you mention the money he spent, but everyone spent money. Liverpool spent over £100m, Arsenal spent £90m and Chelsea spent money. It is the way of football.

“You’re not looking for trouble and emotions run high in football, Jose more than most. He won’t hold back.”

The former England international won the Champions League, Uefa Cup, two FA Cup crowns and three League Cups during a decorated career with his boyhood club.

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