If you do not understand the reference, I do not blame you as it comes from the great English playwright William Shakespeare and football fans, even in England, are not usually big fans of old Billy boy. It basically means when someone keeps saying something it is clear that they are trying to convince people of something but actually manage the exact opposite.
Just what Jose Mourinho was doing yesterday in essence. As reported by Sky Sports, the Portuguese manager of our great friends and Premier League rivals Chelsea has come up with another gem. I am starting to wonder if he actually believes the things he says or is just doing it all to confuse people.
After a few diamonds from him this week about other clubs trying to buy the title (wow) and Arsenal outspending Chelsea (double wow) and Eden Hazard being better than Ronaldo (I´m running out of wows) he has been talking about the upcoming meeting between Arsenal and Chelsea, or more specifically between him and Arsene Wenger.
Strangely enough Jose has suggested that it means nothing to him that Wenger has never beaten him. I am sure I remember some serious gloating down the years but maybe I am wrong. Anyway, he says that it will be a trifling matter if Wenger and Arsenal end that run at Wembley on Sunday.
He claimed, “I just want my teams, my clubs to try to get the best possible results. That’s the only thing that matters.
“Doesn’t matter Arsenal, doesn’t matter the manager. In football you can win or lose or draw. In this case you have to be ready for everything.
“I never made my victories over Arsenal an explosion of happiness or special pride. I will not make a drama if one day we lose.
“But we always try to play for a result and the Community Shield has a motivation, obviously different than just a friendly or just a summer tournament. I would say it’s the start of the competition.”
Yeah right Jose! Pull the other one it´s got bells on it. This is the man that was so determined to win the Spanish version of this against Barcelona he sent his team out with seriously violent intent and himself snuck up behind the Barca boss Tito Vilanova and gouged him in the eye with a finger.
Believe me, losing the game on Sunday would be like a dagger in Mourinho´s heart, if he had one that is.