Jose Mourinho Takes Aim At Luis Suarez

Paul Ring
By Paul Ring
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Jose Mourinho has claimed today that Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko would be a more worthy recipient of the Player of the Year award than Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Mourinho questioned the character of the Uruguayan striker who infamously bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season:

Luis Suarez is a very good player. They're not voting for a player who has no quality.

(But) the profile of player who wins the player of the year is not the profile of player who used to win in English football 10, eight, six years ago.

He bit (Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic) not this season but the previous season. This is a different season. I'm not speaking about one mistake that a man can have. You don't have to be punished for the rest of your life if you make a mistake on the football pitch.

(But) my player of the year would be always from the champions, in every condition.

If the champion is Man City - they need a point - I would say a Man City player and if I have to choose one, I would choose Dzeko."

The kind of player he is, he's not just a goalscorer. He assists, he plays, he behaves, he's fair, doesn't dive, doesn't try to put opponents in the stands with accumulation of cards.

Is it wrong that the worst thing about all of this, is that if for some ridiculous reason you didn't choose Suarez and it would have to be a player from Man City, then that central midfielder who scores all the goals would be a decent shout.

Quote: Sky Sports



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