The gulf between the two sides in the FA cup semi final yesterday was most notable when comparing the coaches.
Jose Mourinho gives us a glimpse into the psyche he employs with these words, picked up by The Telegraph. He’s talking about his players. Manchester United players. I labour this because it ought to apply to every team.
“They have to educate themselves to face every game with the same mentality. If in the cups you can say ‘big game, I’m here’ then in the championship every game means three points. We lost some points that we shouldn’t have.”
The use of ‘big game’ to describe a game that a sullen faced Pochettino – who has won nothing – treated with a very much take it or leave it attitude.
Flat Earthers assure us (will that be in their daughters’ lives I wonder?) that this was just him talking to the press. He wasn’t going to say that to the players.
Well whatever he said to the players we now know with complete certainty, was no better. No more inspiring.
Pochettino is resolutely clinging onto the philosophy and process mantra.
“We are in the process in the last four years, there was the challenge to try to be competitive in the top four. We have been there and competitive but to win a trophy is not easy.”
Too right Mauricio, if it was that easy everyone would be doing it.
Well, a slight caveat, there. Everyone who was sincerely interested in winning a trophy would be doing it.
Useless mind-cult no-marks with their nose so far up their boss’ anus all you can see are the soles of their feet, are unlikely to win anything.
The killer quite that has caused many a wet hen to cluck this morning is the ‘or another manager’ bit.
“…to create that [success] doesn’t take a few years, Tottenham needs more time – with me or another [manager].”
My only civilised response to this is that we were here before you, and we will be here after you and your paymasters.
I’ve got a photograph of me looking like I care somewhere, I’ll have to dig it out for you.
In fact for those in the fanbase cursed as I am with a decently above average IQ, this is just about all that is keeping us going right now.
The Super Hyper Global Mega retail store will be open before a ball is kicked in the New Destination™.
Daniel, you really are going to have to slow down, it’s becoming nigh on impossible to parody you.