London: Jose Mourinho accused Luis Suarez of showing his “wild” side and diving as though he had been ‘shot in the back’ to try to win a late penalty against Chelsea.
Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, raced down the touchline, shouting and pointing at Suarez after the striker went down claiming Samuel Eto’ had barged him in the back. However, referee Howard Webb did not give a penalty.
“Suarez lost that duel with Cesar Azpilicueta, Eto’ comes in, and it looks like somebody shot him [Suarez] in the back,” Mourinho said. “For me that is a clear yellow card.”
“I’m happy when I see Suarez play, because I love the player, his quality, commitment, ambition to play,” said Mourinho.
“But this country is a special country. One of the things we have good is we don’t like simulation. This situation in the box, with Azpilicueta and Eto’, stop this or give Suarez yellow card. It’s not good for our game.
“I think the player is amazing. Amazing. He’s a very nice boy. I know him from his time at Ajax.
“But he’s changed. When you are losing, the nature comes out of the player. The wild nature, the cultural nature of the player comes out.”