Jose Mourinho left looking foolish after "disgraceful" Arsenal comments

Jose Mourinho has never been one to shy away from saying what he really thinks.

Back in 2004, it was Arsenal in the firing line with old rival Arsene Wenger seeing Mourinho brand his side “disgraceful”

After the Gunners beat Tottenham 5-4 all those years ago, Chelsea manager Mourinho was unimpressed with what he called a “hockey score”.

“5-4 is a hockey score, not a football score,” Mourinho said at the time.

“In a three-against-three training match, if the score reaches 5-4 I send the players back to the dressing rooms as they are not defending properly.

“So to get a result like that in a game of 11 against 11 is disgraceful.”

Fast forward almost two decades, and Mourinho has been left looking foolish – after his own side were involved in a “hockey score”.

And, unlike Arsenal, Mourinho’s Tottenham did not find themselves on the right end of a 5-4 scoreline with defeat to Everton in the FA Cup.

“I enjoyed it, and I didn’t enjoy it,” Mourinho said after the game.

“I enjoyed the way we played when we had the ball. Since the first minute, immediately a great situation, Lamela header, good save by [Robin] Olsen, and that was just the beginning.

“We had the ball, we created, we had a great dynamic, great movement. Scored goals, created more chances. [Showed] great character to fight against incredible mistakes but attacking football only wins matches when you don’t make more defensive mistakes than what you create.

“We scored four goals and four goals was not enough.”

He added: “It hurts everyone from our team because the feeling is that we played really well when we had the ball.

"We were brave, we created. We were the best team winning 1-0 and suddenly, in five minutes it was boom, boom, boom.

"Mistake, mistake, mistake. Goal, goal, goal. You fight back, you go again. More mistakes. You fight back again.

“That was the mouse and the cat. The mouse was our defensive mistakes and the cat was us trying to compensate that by playing very well and scoring goals but it was not enough.”

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