Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has advised his counterpart Jose Mourinho to only concentrate on his own team and not comment on other managers.
Manchester United claimed a hard fought 1-0 victory over Benfica away from home on Wednesday night and the three points picked up from the encounter means that the Red Devils are now on the verge of earning qualification into the knockout rounds of the competition.
Manager Jose Mourinho would surely have been pleased with the fact that his side managed a win on the night but following the clash, the Portuguese tactician surprisingly went on the offensive by attacking other managers who consistently complain about injuries.
Mourinho said after the game against Benfica, “I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured. If I wanted to moan I could cry like the others for five minutes; Ibrahimovic, Fellaini, Pogba, Rojo [injured].”
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was asked about Mourinho’s comments following the Blues’ 3-3 draw against Roma and the Italian reacted angrily to the statements made by his adversary.
When asked about Mourinho’s comments, a visibly angry Conte said: “But do you think it was for me? If he is speaking about me, I think he has to think about his team and start looking at himself, not others.
“I think that a lot of time Mourinho has to see what happened at Chelsea. A lot of time, also last season. He has to think about his team.”
Conte and Mourinho are clearly not fond of each other and while the media have been looking to stir things up, the two look certain to be continuing their rivalry both on and off the pitch throughout the campaign.