Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes a dig at Arsenal

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho doesn't consider sealing a top-four finish to be like winning a trophy

Jose Mourinho has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Arsenal after rubbishing the suggestion that a top-four finish would be like wining a trophy.

Chelsea missed out on a third successive European cup final after suffering a 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

I don’t want to get a bonus for finishing in the top four. No way, no way

Jose Mourinho

The Blues are third favourites to win the Premier League title, with Manchester City and leaders Liverpool in stronger positions than second-placed Chelsea as the season reaches its conclusion.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has previously claimed that finishing in the top four is like a trophy, but Mourinho doesn’t agree with the 64-year-old Frenchman.

“It’s not a cup. I don’t want to get a bonus for finishing in the top four. No way, no way. The moment I think like that I’m in trouble,” Mourinho told the Mirror.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler said that he was a “little embarrassed” for Arsenal after their celebrations when they secured fourth place last year.

“When Arsenal finished fourth last year and all the players bouncing around on the pitch, I was a little embarrassed for them. They were celebrating finishing fourth. We never did it,” Fowler told Newstalk.

“We never celebrated because we always wanted to be top of the tree. It shouldn’t have been the players celebrating, it should have been the board members. They’re the ones getting all the money.”

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