Sunday, 3 May 2015
MOURINHO: I DONT WANT GUARD OF HONOUR FROM LIVERPOOL
Jose Mourinho insists he does not want Liverpool to form a guard of honour for his Chelsea side if they claim the Premier League title this weekend.
Mourinho's men can clinch the title with victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers already confirmed the Merseyside club will give Chelsea a guard of
honour when the two teams meet at Stamford Bridge next week.
But Mourinho, who is poised to seal a third league title with Chelsea, believes the tradition is somewhat forced and wants rival teams to show his players respect in other ways.
"I don't like it," he told reporters. "I think, in Spain, they did it for us at Real Madrid. "If it's tradition, that's no problem for me. But you can show
respect for the winner in many different ways.
"If some of them don't want to be there and they are there just because somebody tells them to be there, maybe it's a bit artificial."
Source : GOAL