Jose Mourinho has been branded a ‘crybaby’ by Valencia coach Unai Emery on Monday following his criticism of the referee after Real Madrid’s scrappy 1-0 home win over Sevilla on Sunday.
The Real coach produced a piece of paper detailing 13 supposed errors by Carlos Clos Gomez at Sunday’s post-match news conference.
“Mourinho’s stance is that of a crybaby,” Emery told reporters.
“We have reasons to draw up a list with errors and to make a public complaint for every time we have been adversely affected, but we don’t.”
Mourinho complained that the club needed to back him more by dealing with perceived refereeing injustices.
“My team needs to be defended,” he said. “If I say what I think I will be on the front pages and suspended. There is a club and a structure and I want them to defend my team from there.”
Athletic Bilbao boss Joaquin Caparros labelled Mourinho’s complaints a strategy.
“I don’t take any notice of it,” he told reporters. “It’s all part of the world of football. I am sure that Sevilla will be preparing 20 points on the refereeing.”
After the match, Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido said: “The pressure they (Real) put on the referee can be seen by the whole of Spain. It is a pre-meditated, coached and designed tactic but we already know what it is to play at the Bernabeu.”