Four points: Jose Mourinho's post-match comments in full
Published 20/04/2014 | 11:29
The Chelsea manager 'congratulates' the Chelsea and Sunderland players, referee Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley following defeat to Gus Poyet's side.
Here is his post-match interview in full:
“Just to say I will not wait for your questions. I'm so sorry about it. But in three or four points I can say everything I can say so I won't waste time with the questions you will ask me. We stick with four quick points because I will just say this whatever you asked.
“The first is to congratulate my players. They did everything they could, playing from the first minute to the last seconds, and deserved that. Sometimes we praise the players when we win. I think it's fair to praise my players after the defeat.
“Secondly, congratulations to Sunderland. It doesn't matter how, why or in which way they won, they won. They won three fantastic points. I think it's also fair to congratulate them.
“Third point, I want to congratulate again Mike Dean. I think his performance was unbelievable and I think when referees have unbelievable performances, I think it's fair that as managers we give them praise. So, fantastic performance. He came here with one objective. To make a fantastic performance. And he did that.
“And fourth, congratulations also to Mike Riley, the referees' boss. What they are doing through the whole season is fantastic, especially in the last couple of months, and in teams involved in the title race. Absolutely fantastic. I also congratulate Mr Riley.”