posted on Sep, 21 2004 @ 12:01 PM
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of using the excuses he made in Portugal when his team fails to win. Mourinho's predecessor at Porto,
Octavio Machado, said Mourinho blamed everyone but himself for bad results.
Machado told the Daily Star: "When his team do not win he always blames referees and opponents, saying their behaviour is too defensive.
"How many times did he use this tactic in Portugal? It is rare he considers he is the man responsible."
Machado's accusation comes in the wake of Mourinho's blast at Tottenham - after they gained a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge with a solid defensive
display on Sunday.
Mourinho accused Spurs of negative tactics and time-wasting through play-acting and substitutions.