Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the mixed messages he gave referee Andre Marriner after his side’s defeat to Chelsea.
Spurs suffered their third Premier League defeat in a row on Thursday evening as a first half penalty gave Thomas Tuchel’s side a deserved 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And while there did not appear to be any contentious decisions during the 90 minutes, Mourinho still went over to talk to Marriner at the end of the game and was happy to divulge what he told him.
He said: “I told him something that he knows already which is that I consider him one of the best referees in the Premier League and I care for him.
“He’s a referee that I have a big admiration [for] and that gives me probably a good position to tell him that I didn’t like his performance so it was basically like that.
“I have a very good relationship with Andre so that gives me a good position to tell him that I didn’t like the performance.”