Jose Mourinho likens Newcastle to a cow

Mourinho was increasingly frustrated with the antics Newcastle employed to beat them Saint James' Park on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho is bitter that Chelsea lost to a systematic approach aimed at killing the fighting spirit of his boys.

The 51 year-old Portuguese coach blamed the ball boys for deliberately holding on to the ball when it should have been on the pitch and the action of the crowd in their first defeat of the season but he is most pained with Alan Pardew’s tactics.

''You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch. And then stop the game because there was a cow.

"You cannot do just anything in football. You have to defend with your 10 men, put the 10 men on the goal line, park the bus, but football needs a ball. Not two or zero. Do what you can to win but not everything.

''Sometimes there were zero balls and that cuts the dynamic of the team who is trying to win the game."

Despite the defeat, Mourinho maintains that Chelsea remains the best team in the EPL

"Better than anyone else… And of course I will back them to bounce back. We are top of the league.’’

After the defeat on at St James' Park, Mourinho said: "Things were happening that the referee cannot control.

"He cannot punish the ball boy that disappears, the people in the crowd that keep the ball or somebody that throws a second ball on to the pitch.

"If the six minutes were to be played normally it would be fine, but again in the six minutes more of the same happens.

"One thing is to waste time on the pitch in a proper way - you keep the ball, you go to the corner, you hold the ball, you wait for the free-kick and the goalkeeper is not running to get the ball.

"But another thing is what happens outside the four lines which is the responsibility not of the referee.''

Sometime in March, Mourinho confronted a ball boy in their1-0 loss to Crystal Palace and warning him that he could get punched in the future is he slowed play

Eden Hazard last season was sent off against Swansea City after he kicked a ball boy.

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