Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti went on to sympathise with Jose Mourinho’s emotional reaction post Manchester United‘s dramatic win over Juventus.
Mourinho was in the news for holding his hand up to his ear with a grin on his face following the full-time whistle, after his side came back from behind to win the match 2-1. His reaction didn’t go well with the Juventus players, and many felt it was exaggerated.
But Mourinho believed he had every right to enjoy the triumph. “I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” he later told Sky Sports.
Inter boss Spalletti has lend his support to Jose, by stating: “I believe that as long as it goes no further than that, it’s all part of the show. Clearly if you tease a lion, sooner or later it will roar. These things can happen.”
Spalletti further admitted that despite Jose going overboard, he fully understands and empathizes with the Portuguese tactician’s actions.
“I believe that he himself said after the match that he wouldn’t have done it again. I think we all agree on that,” Spalletti added.
Inter boss Luciano Spalletti on Jose Mourinho's goading of the Juventus fans :
“Clearly if you tease a lion, sooner or later it will roar.” pic.twitter.com/1WFn3XmWUH
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🎙️ Gattuso: "I have done even worse, imagine if now I start to say what Mourinho can or cannot do. Spalletti is right in this aspect, don't disturb the sleeping lion. We all receive offenses, it is not for me to judge."#MilanJuve
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“However, there is a lot of pressure, especially in certain matches and that starts to build. There is always the scope to react because I do the same job as him and I’m fully aware of that.”
Manchester United sit 2nd in Group H with 7 points after the win, with Juve still leading the show with 9 points.