The Special One: Jose Mourinho Gets His Custard Creams, Claims Tactics, Luck

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVApril 8, 2014

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho, right, celebrates with his team after Demba Ba scores the winning goal during the Champions League second leg quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth

There's a reason why they call Jose Mourinho The Special One. 

In the aftermath of Chelsea's dramatic 2-0 (3-3 aggregate) victory over PSG, Mourinho every bit as much lived up to his "special" moniker. 

On Sky Italia, he was asked about how Andre Schurrle came on as a substitute and scored then how Demba Ba came on and scored. 


Sky Italia's Alessandro Alciato: Schurrle comes on and scores. Ba comes on and scores. What do you call that? Mourinho: Culo

— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) April 8, 2014


Of course, that begged the question, what does "culo" mean? 


@Selietti @iBlueBlack it can also mean balls/luck

— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) April 8, 2014


Then there was Mourinho's famed return to his beloved post-match custard cream. 

Mourinho famously was caught with a custard cream in his mouth during an interview at Stamford Bridge after his Inter side defeated Chelsea in 2010 in the Champions League. The Daily Mail at the time provided an excellent piece of photo documentation of his fixation with the treat. 

Lastly, after Demba Ba's dramatic winner, Mourinho was seen sprinting to celebrate with his players. 

He claimed it was simply to change up his tactics to finish off the tie. 


Jose Mourinho: “I wasn’t celebrating, I had to make tactical changes!” Via @Beanyman62

— 102greatgoals (@102greatgoals) April 8, 2014