Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hit back at the criticism Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had about his team after the game on Saturday.
Chelsea won the game 2-0, but most of the talk afterwards centered around Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Wenger felt that Costa should have been sent off after flinging his arms and hands in the face of Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
Mourinho took a dig at Wenger, saying that his French counterpart needs to stop complaining.
“I played against Arsenal 12, 15, 18 times, and only once he did not moan,” Mourinho told The Daily Mail. “On that day we lost the game, we lost the cup, it was not good for us. We behaved in a fantastic way.
“No excuses. Not crying. Not moaning. Just Mr Jose Mourinho, my players and Chelsea football club. I have to cope with my defeats. He has to cope with his defeat.”
Mourinho, who’s always good for a quote, continued: “I have played derbies in Portugal, in Spain, in Italy, in England again, and every derby you don’t win without emotional control. It’s a basic thing of the game.
“I think you should speak about Gabriel Paulista. You should speak about him and his mistake.
“If you want to speak about Diego Costa with me, it is just to say he played like he has to play. That is why you have full stadiums, you sell to televisions all around the world for millions and millions, because the game has to be played like that.
“That is why on Sunday I go for what I consider comparable in terms of dedication and passion – New Zealand against Argentina. I love it. Fantastic, Diego. Man of the match for me.”