“On a beautiful Italian day, I made a little thing.”
Jose Mourinho was feeling it after Manchester United shocked Juventus with two goals in the final five minutes of a UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday.
[ RECAP: Juventus 1-2 Man Utd ]
The win is the first for an opposing group stage team in Turin since 2009, and puts United in fine position to advance into the knockout rounds.
Mourinho strutted onto the field after the win, his hand cupped to the fans. That drew the ire of several Juve players.
Mourinho “probably shouldn’t have done it,” says the man who went off on Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni (before asking the coach not be severely punished).
And it should come as zero surprise to anyone who’s listened to Mourinho’s postgame thoughts that he again raised center backs.
Mourinho praised West Ham for finding Issa Diop earlier this year, and lavished praise on Leonardo Bonucci and Georgio Chiellini two weeks ago.
Bonucci was back in his thoughts again Wednesday.
“Juventus have phenomenal players. That Cristiano Ronaldo goal was beautiful and the player [Leonardo Bonucci] that made that beautiful pass, is a central defender. They are a fantastic team with an amazing record at home.”