Jose Mourinho is ruining and killing the beautiful game we all love with his defensive, shut up shop approach to football.
It actually pains me to say this, but I’m afraid it’s true. He is without doubt one if not the best manger in the world right now.
He has an outstanding CV and a bulging trophy cabinet. I just can’t help think he is killing the game of football.
His teams don’t play attractive football anymore, not a regular basis anyway. He is extremely defensive and builds his success on defence rather than attacking play.
The obvious and standard replies to these accusations are that ‘he brings success, it doesn’t matter how’ and ‘defences win you leagues’.
They aren’t wrong with their defence of the ‘Happy one’ but that doesn’t wash with me anymore and I was one of their avid supporters of Mourinho.
Just look at Real Madrid, when Mourinho was in charge at the Bernabeu it was such a hostile environment. There was a lot of anger, disharmony and confusion with the players. They weren’t a united team.
Now he’s gone, peace and harmony has been restored. They are now the best team in Europe. At Chelsea he has built a complete squad that has the potential to rule the Premier League for many years to come. They have even been likened to the Arsenal’s invincibles. There is a stark difference between the invincible and the current Chelsea squad that is style of play.
You would never see that Arsenal side compiling of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Patrick Viera sitting back on a 1-0 lead. Yet twice already this season Chelsea have.
It was the same story at Real Madrid. Mourinho would shut up shop at one or two nil rather than going for the jugular and getting four, five or six.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have shown that you can play attacking football and still rule not only their domestic league but Europe too.
For me Mourinho is stuck in a rut. He has consistently been at the biggest clubs around Europe since he burst onto the scene in 2001.
He needs to take a break from the game and refresh his ideas, get his spark back. That of course doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon.
Unfortunately, Mourinho isn’t doing justice with this beautiful game football.