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Mourinho A 'Crybaby'

Published 21/12/2010 | 05:00

Jose Mourinho was labelled a "crybaby" by Valencia coach Unai Emery yesterday following his criticism of the match referee after Real Madrid's scrappy 1-0 home win over Seville on Sunday.

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The Real coach waved a list of 13 supposed errors by Carlos Clos Gomez after the game.

"Mourinho's stance is that of a crybaby," said Emery. "We have reasons to draw up a list with errors and to make a public complaint for every time we have been affected, but we don't."

Mourinho complained that the club needed to back him more by speaking out against perceived refereeing injustices. "My team needs to be defended," he said. "If I say what I think, I'll be suspended.

"There's a club and a structure and I want them to defend my team from there."

Athletic Bilbao coach Joaquin Caparros saw Mourinho's complaints as a strategy. "I don't take any notice of it," he said. "It's all part of football."

Irish Independent

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