Jose Mourinho brags again about how much he's won in comparison to rival

Roma boss Jose Mourinho did not hold back when responding to former Giallorossi manager Zdenek Zeman's prediction that Lazio would win Sunday's Rome derby in Serie A

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2022 by

Jose Mourinho brags again about how much he's won in comparison to rival
Jose Mourinho bragged about his trophy haul as he slammed Zdenek Zeman

Jose Mourinho has bragged about how much he has won again as he compared himself to rival Zdenek Zeman.

Former Roma boss Zeman had predicted that Mourinho's side would lose Sunday's derby against city rivals Lazio in Serie A, much to Mourinho's frustration. The former Manchester United and Chelsea manager snapped back by putting down Zeman by comparing their trophy hauls, something he is no stranger to doing.

Back in 2018, Mourinho produced his infamous "respect" rant after his United side suffered a 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, reminding reporters that he had won more Premier League titles than the rest of the league combined.

Ahead of Sunday's Serie A clash between Roma and Lazio, Zeman, who currently manages third division Foggia, had predicted a win for Maurizio Sarri's Lazio.

When asked about Zeman's prediction, Mourinho said, via Goal Italia: "Do you expect a coach who won 25 trophies to respond to someone who won Serie B twice?

"If you ask me a question about Giovanni Trapattoni or Fabio Capello, I am happy to answer, but Zeman… please. I can't."

Zeman has twice won Serie B, firstly with Foggia in 1991 before doing the same again in 2012 with Pescara, whilst Mourinho has won league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal as well as two Champions Leagues.

His brutal response to Zeman shares similarities with his iconic rant from August 2018, when he told reporters to "respect" him due to his success as a manager.

Following a 3-0 home defeat to Spurs, Mourinho snapped: "Just to finish, do you know what was the result?" he said, indicating his digits. "3-0, 3-0. Do you know what this is? 3-0.

"But it also means three Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them two. So respect man, respect, respect, respect."

At the time, only Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola had league titles to their name amongst the other managers in the league, having won two titles between them.

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