Jose Mourinho upset with conditions at Sammy Ofer Stadium


The pitch at Sammy Ofer Stadium was cut up badly throughout the Champions League Fixture.

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho was furious with the playing conditions at Sammy Ofer Stadium.

The Portugese coach lost two players due to the “bad and dangerous” surface of the pitch as the team defeated Maccabi Tel-Aviv away by 4-0.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires sustained a muscle injury while training at the stadium on Monday, and Mourinho criticised the “very bad” pitch before Tuesday’s match kicked off.

Then, 72 minutes into the Champions League match John Terry picked up an ankle injury and was forced to leave the pitch in a stretcher.

The Chelsea captain would not be able to play in Sunday’s match at Tottenham.

Mourinho was so upset with those conditions that he went onto the pitch to fix it himself while the match was still in play.

Bad pitch conditions in competitive sport has always been a problem, especially with football in which players need the ball to roll smoothly over the grass.

Nonetheless, Mourinho believes Terry will recover, saying “My medical department is really good. John is a special guy, with a special desire to recover, but I don’t believe too much that he can play (against Spurs).”


Jose Mourinho was seen walking into the pitch to fix a divot.

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