Jose Mourinho has insisted that he remains in a league of his own in English football despite failing to guide Chelsea into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Mourinho’s side bowed out of the competition on Wednesday after drawing 2-2 with 10-man Paris Saint-Germain as they were eliminated on the away goals rule after extra time.
The Blues had a man advantage for roughly 90 minutes when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was red-carded on the half-hour mark; making the media backlash that bit more scathing for the Londoners.
However, the Portuguese, who has won the Premier League and Champions League on two occasions, insists that he is still the Special One and deserves more respect.
“In the Premier League, who is European champion? Me and Van Gaal,” he told The Mirror. “In the Premier League, how many have won it twice or more than twice? Mr Wenger and myself.
“How many have won every competition in this country? How many? You go to Europe, how many won seven league titles?
“What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this. You think I care about some b******* I read? I don’t care.”
It has been an exhausting few days for Mourinho, who has taken on Sky Sports pundits Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher and slammed them over their analysis following Wednesday’s result.