Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho angered at David Beckham’s absence from Olympics football
It was all going so well for Team GB and Stuart Pearce in the football Olympics.
With the seemingly inevitable shot at glory around the corner – a chance to upset the Brazilians in the semi-final – there was a real possibility that the David Beckham selection saga may have had a metaphorical pillow firmly placed over its mouth.
Instead, an ‘I told you so’ gang of bendy free-kick fans will be resuscitating their incredulity at the controversial decision to leave out the former England captain.
In that queue of people holding aloft a custard pie to splat on Pearce’s face will be Jose Mourinho.
Speaking on the day of Great Britain’s exit from the tournament at the hands of South Korea, the Real Madrid manager was truly perplexed at Pearce’s snub
The Special One said: “I don’t understand why he’s not playing. I cannot understand.”
Mourinho added: “I think in a group of 18 you have football qualities to give [and] human qualities to give, the Pierre de Coubertin ideal.
“I think he’s one of the best soccer professionals to express what is the ideal of Pierre de Coubertin. I’m so sorry he’s not there.”
Apparently, Pierre de Coubertin is the founder of the modern Olympic Games (and not the knock-off brand of boxers you purchased down your local market).
Providing his very own inside line on how London snaffled the Olympics, Mourinho ladelled full credit on to the slick bonce of Becks.
The Croatia Handball coach lookalike said:
“I know because I was also inside of that project: if now the Olympic Games are in London, it is because of him. It’s because of Sebastian Coe and other people, but he was the most important face of that project.”
Seeming filling up just talking about the LA Galaxy midfielder, Jose continued: “Beckham is always very nice to me. He has always very good words to me. I’m so sorry I could never be his coach, because I would love it. Now it is too late because David is in the last years of his career.”
If you’re not fully convinced by the bubbling affections that the Portuguese man has for the perennial pants promoter, just take a peek at the loving embrace in the video below.