Mourinho and Terry snub Wenger's  milestone in Chelsea programme notes

By Adam Crafton


Jose Mourinho intensified the brewing hostility between himself and Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger on Saturday after snubbing the Frenchman's 1,000 game milestone in his matchday programme notes. 

Both the Chelsea boss and the Chelsea captain John Terry made no mention of the Arsenal manager's achievement ahead of the side's lunchtime kick-off. Indeed, neither the manager nor the players made reference to Wenger's name in their articles.

Mourinho instead chose to focus on his side's victory over Galatasary in the UEFA Champions League, writing: 'We gained an important victory in the Champions League and I was pleased with the way we managed the game. We have to enjoy the moment now - we are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and in good position in the top four of the Premier League.'

Snub: Jose Mourinho made no mention of Arsene Wenger's 1000 game milestone in his programme notes

Snub: Jose Mourinho made no mention of Arsene Wenger's 1000 game milestone in his programme notes

No mention: Like his boss, Chelsea captain John Terry made no comment on Wenger's achievement

No mention: Like his boss, Chelsea captain John Terry made no comment on Wenger's achievement

Milestone: Arsenal's clash with Chelsea was Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners

Milestone: Arsenal's clash with Chelsea was Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners

He also paid tribute to midfielder Marco van Ginkel, who made his return on Friday evening for the under-21 side against Manchester United after six months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.'

Terry did admit that the home match against Arsenal represented a 'massive Premier League game' but that was the extent of his praise towards the visiting team. 

 

He focused his attention on Didier Drogba, the legendary Chelsea striker who returned to Stamford Bridge with the Turkish side on Tuesday evening.

'It was also great for Didier to get such a good send-off from the fans, although it was strange to be playing on the opposite side to him at Stamford Bridge.'

Return: Mourinho paid tribute to Marco van Ginkel who returned to the under-21 side on Friday evening

Return: Mourinho paid tribute to Marco van Ginkel who returned to the under-21 side on Friday evening

Good pals: John Terry said it was strange to face former team-mate Didier Drogba in the Champions League

Good pals: John Terry said it was strange to face former team-mate Didier Drogba in the Champions League

All smiles: Terry was pleased Drogba received such a good send off from the Chelsea faithful

All smiles: Terry was pleased Drogba received such a good send off from the Chelsea faithful

 

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If Jose had said something about Wenger, you lot would have found something bitter to say like "he was disrupting the game#. Face it, Jose can never win against you.

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Terry and Mourinho are nothing but ill-mannered, ignorant ruffians, so anything other than this not be expected. Chelsea, a so-called football club with no class and no history that had achieved nothing until the infusion of Russian blood money. Remember Chelsea fans: What goes around, comes around! And what happens if the President's cash assets are blocked by the Government?

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Classless manager and classless captain.

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Chelsea oiks showing their lack of class and respect once again. Love him or loathe him, they should have at the very least have respected an achievement that Joe-say is never even going to get close to.

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Why would anyone expect any different from Terry. He's a nasty self centred piece of work. But im surprised Jose hasn't mentioned anything. Total lack of respect.

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What do we expect from such a classless club? Bunches if flowers?

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Mourinho did congratulate Wenger before the match during the press conference. He said: "I admire him and I admire Arsenal because it's not possible to have 1000 matches unless the club is also a fantastic club in the way they support their manager in the bad moments - especially when the bad moments were quite a lot - so I admire the manager and I admire the club."

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who gives a damn about John Terry?

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Mourinho and co. made up for it by giving the Failure Specialist a lesson in football. 6-0

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as a chelsea fan..i have to say i was pretty shocked at this result tho

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