Jose Mourinho has blamed his medical personnels for Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in their 2015/16 Barclays Premier League opener on Saturday.
A furious Mourinho accused his team of medics for being naïve and insensitive when they hit the pitch to treat a ‘tired’ Eden Hazard, with the Blues already with a man down following red card to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 52nd minute.
That left the league champions with just nine players on the pitch as at the time team doctor Eva Carneiro was attending to Hazard which afforded Swansea the opportunity to launch a counter-attack which led to the visitor’s equaliser.
“I was not happy with my medical staff. Even if you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game,” Mourinho told Sky Sports after the game.
“You have to know you have one player less and when you go to the pitch to assist a player you have to make sure your player has a serious injury.
“I was sure he [Eden Hazard] hadn’t a serious problem. He had a knock, he was very tired. But my medical department on an impulse was naive and left me with eight outfield players in a counter attack after a set piece.”