“There Is a Big Focus On Egos”- Ex-Manchester United Coach José Mourinho Slams European Teams Following Germany’s Shameful Defeat Against Japan

Published 11/24/2022, 10:30 AM EST
Soccer Football – Serie A – AS Roma v Lazio – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy – November 6, 2022 AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho reacts REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Legendary soccer manager José Mourinho, in his recent statement, put a serious question mark on European soccer teams and their management. Mourinho is in Japan these days for a training retreat and he talked about the shocking defeat Germany suffered at the hands of Japan. He implied that the result of the match did not shock him, as he knew that the Japanese team was the best Asian team playing in the tournament. 

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This tournament has seen 2 big upsets so far. Saudi Arabia started the trend when they shocked everybody with their triumphant win against the mighty Argentina. Japan followed the same warrior mindset to the field and won the match 2-1 after trailing by 1 goal at the end of the first half.

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‘The Special One’ is not surprised

José Mourinho, while talking about the match, said that he had gone to sleep in between the match itself because he was tired.

Mourinho said, Of course, it is a fantastic achievement, but to be honest, it was not like a crazy surprise. Japan is a good team, it has good players, and it is getting experience at these events. The majority of the players, they play in Europe where they develop faster and they understand better what is the high-level game.”

He added, “In European Football there is a big focus on the individual, big focus on egos.

This hot take seems to match what fans on Twitter were saying after the match. It was a big match for Japan and they came out victorious. Twitter had fun yesterday as they saw this match unfold and trolled Germany. 

Best World Cup ever?

This ego comment will hit hard on the teams that are reportedly in open rebellion against FIFA. Denmark, England, and Germany are considering their options to pull out of FIFA.

This discussion came on the back of FIFA, declining their request to wear the rainbow-colored armband supporting the LGBTQ+ community. German players protested against the decision by covering their mouths. 

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From action to politics, thrill to stomps, this edition of FIFA has every element that can make it the highest-grossing movie ever. Two giants of football underestimated their opponents and paid the price. However, FIFA banned alcohol and any sight of protests, both last-minute decisions.

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In the middle of all this, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team, Portugal, are going to kick off their tournament today. Meanwhile, fans have big expectations of him, especially after the Manchester United controversy.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer, coming with a year of experience and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like everybody in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.

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