Mourinho criticizes referee Howard Webb after Real Madridís European exit
Jose Mourinho had to bow out of the Champions League semifinal for the third successive year following a 4-3 aggregate loss against Borussia Dortmund. The German powerhouse sent Real Madrid into a state of shock by pulling of a stunning 4-1 victory at home. Real Madrid responded with 2-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, but their attempt at revenge was too little and too late.
In his post-match news conference, Jose Mourinho admitted he was dissatisfied by his side’s performance. The former Chelsea manager was also “disappointed” with the decision making from match referee Howard Webb.
The Bernabeu boss criticized Howard Webb for not sending off Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels after the center back was caught using his hand on the ball inside the box.
“In football you win or you lose,” Jose Mourinho told ITV. “I think we could [have won]. We had a couple of big chances but as a consequence of the way we were playing in the last part of the match where we risked absolutely everything.
“I think today we were a team with character, a team with desire and we thought we could do it. I don't forget the first match and in the first match we were very, very bad and we have been punished because of the first leg.
“I am very sad with one of my favorite referees in the world, I am very disappointed. It is a red card for Mats Hummels, he saw it, everybody saw it but in that moment he was not a ref he was a human being. He thought 'if I give him a red card here, he misses the final'.”
In the aftermath of his Champions League exit, Jose Mourinho hinted about a Chelsea return once again. The Portuguese boss claims he knows there is a club in England which would love to see him return to their ranks.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been trying to make amends to make up for bitter relationship they had with Jose Mourinho before the two parties mutually set on different paths. Rife rumors suggest Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich is taking a personal interest in bringing Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge.