Conte Vs Mourinho : The Real Enemy - MnTrendsNews


Sunday, 7 January 2018

Conte Vs Mourinho : The Real Enemy

Given the recent war of words between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, mntendsnews' Otuguor Ufuoma writes on who takes the blame and what these men should do.

In case you don't know, Jose Mourinho is a seasoned veteran with virtually all trophies in his packed cabinet. Antonio Conte, the younger Italian enjoyed a fine playing career as captain of Juventus while winning the Champions league among other medals. His coaching CV is also attractive with winners medal in England and Spain, two of Europe's most prestigious leagues. But given the way they both rant their way into the headlines in recent times, you would be forgiven for having forgotten their achievements.

The media is no doubt having a good time with so much to report about these men. In what it interpret as a dig at Conte, Mourinho said when quizzed about his passion:
“Because I don’t behave as a clown on the touchline? It means I lost my passion? I prefer to do the way I do it, much more mature, better for my team and myself, you don’t have to behave like a crazy guy on the touchline.”
Conte responded to Mourinho's supposed clown accusation by instantly diagnosing the Portuguese of senile demantia. 
“Maybe he was speaking about doing it himself in the past. Maybe I think someone forgets what they said in the past or what their behaviour was.
“Sometimes I think there is senile dementia, when you are a bit… when you forget what you do in the past”, the Italian submitted.
In a swift response, Mourinho fired that he can't be suspended for match fixing alluding to Conte's ban for failure to report match fixing while managing in Italy.
As expected, after the game against Norwich City which ended goalless, Conte accused Mourinho of not doing his home work properly before firing unfounded accusation and labelled him "a little man". Whether he did his homework himself before the release of Mourinho's mental health report is unclear.
Antonio could be forgiven for not fully understanding the antics of the media due to relative inexperience. No such could be said about Mourinho however,  as he clearly stated that the media needs to apologise to them. He didn't relent though and the jibe continued. 

We don't know when or how this will end, but what we do know is that the media is riding on their perceived lack of insight to the peril of their respective club's public image.
While both grown men could be pointing accusing fingers at each other, its high time they realised that their real enemy is the media and put an end this diatribe.  

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