Ex-Liverpool star Redknapp ‘bored’ of Mourinho’s mind games at Chelsea
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp is tired of Jose Mourinho's excuses ahead of the Blues's trip to Anfield
Jamie Redknapp says he is “already bored” of Jose Mourinho’s mind games ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Liverpool.
The Blues boss has claimed that he wants to field a weakened side for their crunch clash with the Premier League leaders.
He knows it looks like their race is run and he’s looking at excuses
Mourinho’s men secured a goalless draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, with the return leg on Wednesday.
Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp blasted Mourinho’s suggestion as an excuse for the west London side’s failure in the Premier League this season.
“Unfortunately the build-up to this game has been dominated by Jose Mourinho suggesting he may field a ‘weaker’ side because of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“To be honest, I’m already bored of it. It’s typical Mourinho – if he’s not moaning about his forwards or blaming referees, he’s telling us he’s going to play a weaker team. Well, he wouldn’t be playing a weaker team if he’d done better in the league, would he?
“If Chelsea were winning the league by three points – and hadn’t lost to the likes of Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and bottom-of-the-league Sunderland – he wouldn’t be playing a weaker team. That’s the simple fact. He knows it looks like their race is run and he’s looking at excuses.”