Jose Mourinho was labelled a “crybaby” by the Valencia coach Unai Emery following his criticism of the match referee after Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Seville on Sunday.
After the match, Seville president Jose Maria del Nido said:
“The pressure they [Real] put on the referee can be seen by the whole of Spain. It is a pre-meditated, coached and designed tactic but we already know what it is to play at the Bernabeu.”
Mourinho disagreed saying that Real Madrid should back him more by speaking out against perceived refereeing injustices.
“My team needs to be defended. If I say what I think, I will be on the front pages and suspended. There is a club and a structure and I want them to defend my team from there.”
What upset Emery was the fact that Mourinho waved a piece of paper listing 13 supposed errors by Carlos Clos Gomez after the game.
“Mourinho’s stance is that of a crybaby. We have reasons to draw up a list with errors and to make a public complaint for every time we have been adversely affected, but we don’t.”
The Athletic Bilbao coach Joaquin Caparros described Mourinho’s complaints as a strategy. “I don’t take any notice of it,” he said. “It’s all part of the world of football. I am sure that Seville will be preparing 20 points on the refereeing.”