Jose Mourinho has said he only has “contempt” for his war of words with Antonio Conte after two weeks of trading insults with the Chelsea boss.
“I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response.
“Or you can expect contempt, silence.
“The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt.
“Then he insulted me for a second time, but now I change, and now contempt and for me, contempt means end of the story.”
Mourinho added: “Zlatan is injured or is not totally happy with his condition.
“He fought like a tiger, like he likes to say, to be back, which he did. He was starting having minutes here and there and had a start and had 60 minutes in one game, start another one and had 45 and he was not happy with his feelings.
“He consulted other doctors, other opinions and we all make the decision to stop, treatment, and when [he’s] feeling really good come back to the work.
“The date for him to be back to training with the team was around end of January, beginning of February, so let’s hope his feelings are better and we have him with us as soon as possible.”