Martinez: I preferred Jose when he was a nice man

Date published: Monday 14th September 2015 8:07

Roberto Martinez (left): Everton got the better of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea

Roberto Martinez (left): Everton got the better of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea

Everton boss Roberto Martinez joked he preferred Jose Mourinho “when he was a nice man” after the Chelsea manager swore at him on Saturday.

The Premier League were humbled 3-1 by Martinez’s men at Goodison Park – their third defeat of the season – to leave them with their worst start to a league campaign since 1986-87.

Mourinho thought his men didn’t deserve the 3-1 defeat, however, and wasn’t in a jovial mood after watching Steven Naismith put his men to the sword on Saturday lunchtime.

Mourinho was left angry that Martinez was able to carry out his post-match media duties before him, which meant his men could not get a flyer for their return journey to London.

Unwanted Chelsea stats

  • This is the first time that Jose Mourinho has lost two successive Premier League since May 2006.
  • In their last seven Premier League games, Chelsea have conceded 16 goals – one more than they conceded in the whole of Mourinho’s first PL season in charge of the Blues in 2004-05 (15).
  • The last time that Chelsea had a worse start to a top-flight season was in 1986-87 (three points – P5 W0 D3 L2). They finished that season in 14th position.
  • Chelsea have already equalled their tally of defeats from the whole of 2014-15 (3) in after five games of 2015-16.
  • Chelsea have lost four of their last seven Premier League games – they had only lost four of their previous 44 PL games before this run.

Mourinho interrupted Martinez, who was being interviewed by local sports journalists in Goodison’s Main Stand, and vented his frustration at his opposite number for being able to speak to the media before him.

“Roberto next time tell [them to let] me go before you because we have to travel,” said Mourinho.

“We don’t control that Jose, I don’t control that,” replied Martinez,  which Mourinho retotrted with “f***** hell”.

Martinez was left unruffled though and added: “When he beat us 6-3 he was such a nice man, I prefer him like that.”

Asked whether he would invite Mourinho in for a drink before he left, he added: “Of course, I am sure he’s going to come round.”

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