Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho, has slammed st. James park’s Ball Boys for what he attributed to the reasons for his first loss of the season.
2-1 loss to Newcastle was Chelsea’s first loss of the season, ending their 24 match unbeaten record. But Jose Mourinho felt the result could have been different, if only the Ball Boys did not hold to balls for so long, and fans didn’t keep the balls to themselves.
Papiss Cisse got the opener for Newcastle in the 57th minute, and the consolidation in the 77th minute. It was a stunner that Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho didn’t see coming.
It until the 83rd minute gave the Blues some hope with a header from the center to the far left side of the post.
Six minutes added time was enough to Chelsea a point. Mourinho thus expressed his disappointment in the attitude of the Ball Boys and Newcastle fans. He told the BBC:
“There could have been 20 minutes’ stoppage time, but the situation would have been the same because things were happening outside the four lines that the referee couldn’t control.
“The referee can’t punish the ball boy who disappeared with the ball, the referee couldn’t punish the people in the crowd who kept the ball.”