Jose Mourinho met with journalists and explained his reaction to the referee. Dele Alli luckily escaped injury when Raheem Sterling contacted his ankle.


Moutinho’s reaction got viral during the match

According to Jose Mourinho, who admitted that his behavior during the match became viral “for the wrong reasons.” Dele Alli was “lucky” to be in dispute with Southampton in the FA Cup after he escaped a severe injury when Raheem Sterling caught him in Sunday’s victory over Manchester City 2-0. Raheem Sterling made dangerous contact with Alli’s ankle in the first part of the game. Raheem luckily avoided a red card for the mistimed tackle, with Mourinho’s frustration evident after the match. This was one of several refereeing decisions to fight Mourinho during an exciting meeting, and the use of VAR once again at the center of the post-match discussions.

Dele Alli is fortunate

Allie eventually came down 20 minutes from time, and there were fears that the consequences of calling Sterling could put the attacking midfielder out of action. But Mourinho confirmed that on Wednesday, Alli could face Southampton. Making sure that the international of England was lucky that he did not receive severe damage. “No, it’s not that bad as we first thought,” Mourinho told reporters. “So, there is a chance that he will play tomorrow, let’s wait and see. “It’s just a matter of being a little lucky or unlucky. It would be best if you had a little luck. Dele Alli is fortunate.



“Sterling wanted to hurt him? I don’t believe; I don’t think that he tried to hurt Allie. Therefore, respecting Sterling, I have no problems at all. “But intention does not count. The main thing is the action. It’s a red card. Mourinho has especially animated on a sensational line against City, shots of one step became viral on social networks – a video clip in which he produced a fourth official to complain about the decision after Hugo Lloris’ penalty save. The Portuguese coach accepts that he may have gone too far with his reaction. But explained that his disappointment is due to what he considers to be an improper use of VAR.

Sometimes they see things not the way we do

“I went viral in a funny way, but not in a good way, but I say funnily,” he said. “I think the fact that it is now allowed to have a screen in front of us … I believe that it’s not good for emotions. For our feelings, because we look and look precisely like VAR official observes. Decisions the referees do not see as well as we do. ‘It’s because the referees, they’re on the field and, as I said the other day. It’s 200 miles an hour and very difficult for them, and sometimes they see things not the way we do.

“In 2004-05, I remember, I tried to go to the bench with the screen, and I was banned according to the rules, and at that moment they are letting you in. “So, I don’t think it’s good for emotions. My reaction was simply that I could watch everything on the screen. So I waited for the situation of Dele Alli, I watched the penalty, pretending to be a penalty – I watched everything so that it creates emotions. Still, okay, I became viral for the wrong reasons. “