Fri Dec 03 03:05pm EST
Jose Mourinho's confidence is like Marek Hamsik's hair -- it only grows in one direct and that direction is up.
Following his two-match ban from UEFA for starting the game of whisper down the lane that resulted in Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso intentionally getting themselves booked in Real Madrid's Champions League win over Ajax last week, Jose would like you to know that he doesn't see this as punishment, but as an affirmation of just how special he really is.
From the Independent:
"I see this punishment as a medal," Mourinho told a news conference.
"I'm not going to change. My grandmother died a long time ago but I remember what she told me as a child. 'If they are envious of you, you should be happy,' and this has happened to me.
"I'm pleased there is one rule for Jose Mourinho and one for the other coaches. It's a historic punishment for me. Following the line of my old grandmother, it's a medal not a punishment.
"I can't leave the technical area, others can. I can't pick up a ball an adversary wants, others can. I can't speak with the fourth official, others can. They are medals so, no worries."
No worries, indeed. Until Jose's ego and all those punishment medals cause him to collapse under the heavy weight of his supreme greatness.
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