Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger

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SHOWS: STOKE D’ABERNON, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 24, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING: “For me he is not my rival. I don’t feel that, I just

Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger

SHOWS:

STOKE D’ABERNON, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 24, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING:

“For me he is not my rival. I don’t feel that, I just feel he is the manager of a big club in the same city where I work and I live. It’s a big club with the same objectives that we have in the competitions we play and because of that always comes a little bit of that rivalry. But for me it’s not different than when I was Inter (Milan) with the (AC) Milan managers, it was not different when I was in Real (Madrid) with the Atletico (Madrid) managers or Porto with Benfica managers. It’s the same, no difference.”

STORY: Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted — including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The London rivals meet on Sunday (April 26) with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory at second-placed Arsenal would mean Mourinho’s team can clinch the title by beating Leicester City three days later.

But Mourinho said his unbeaten record in 12 games against Wenger was irrelevant.

“For me he is not my rival. I don’t feel that, I just feel he is the manager of a big club in the same city where I work and I live. It’s a big club with the same objectives that we have in the competitions we play and because of that always comes a little bit of that rivalry. But for me it’s not different than when I was Inter (Milan) with the (AC) Milan managers, it was not different when I was in Real (Madrid) with the Atletico (Madrid) managers or Porto with Benfica managers. It’s the same, no difference,” he told reporters at the Chelsea training ground on Friday (April 24).

The relationship between the two managers has often been fraught. During Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in October, Wenger appeared to push Mourinho during a touchline spat, something he later said he regretted.

In his first spell at the club in 2005, Mourinho called the Frenchman a “voyeur” who talked too much about Chelsea and more recently described him as “a specialist in failure”.

Something will have to give on Sunday as the leaders have won their last five away games, while Arsenal have won eight games in a row.

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