Mourinho hits out at referee over Ramires red card
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at the referee for sending off Ramires during Friday night’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.
The Bundesliga outfit gained revenge for their 2012 Champions League final defeat as they won 5-4 on penalties after a thrilling match ended 2-2 at the end of extra-time.
Ramires ultimately cost the Blues after he was shown a second yellow card by Jonas Eriksson for a foul on Mario Gotze in the 85th minute but Mourinho does not feel his side should have been reduced to ten men.
"I'd prefer to say no, even if you say yes," Mourinho said.
"Rules are rules but there is a very important rule which is common sense, which is the passion for the game.
"When a referee takes this decision, I'm not sure he's in love with football.
"I'm disappointed because in my opinion, and I can have an opinion, I won't be punished by my opinion, is that the best team lost.
"The best team played with 10 men for a long, long period in the game.
"We only have reasons to be proud, to believe in the future. But I prefer just to say the best team lost and stay with it."