Manchester City are always committing a “tactical foul,” according to Jose Mourinho.
“It is a strategy [City] have,” he told multiple English newspapers.
“They attack with a lot of players. When they lose the ball, they are many times unbalanced in numbers, they have lots of people surrounding the ball area and have a very strong — and this is a great quality — transition in the next few seconds after they lose the ball, and many times they need what is called a tactical foul.
“Then it is up to the referee to analyse and make a decision about it, but I cannot speak about that.”
While Mourinho’s comments were not hugely inflammatory, they come out just a day after he said it only takes a “little bit of wind” to send City’s players to the floor.
He also said “They are a good team. They defend well, they react well to the moment they lose the ball.
“They have a good dynamic in attack, they have creative movement. They have amazing players, they have a fantastic coach, they have lots of good things.”
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