Posted: Sunday 11th May 2014 at 15:36 pm

Suarez? Dzeko is player of year… he scores and doesn’t dive, says – Jose Mourinho

5444240x mg kof6jvu22c 8669133460304 6070378991878 Suarez? Dzeko is player of year... he scores and doesnt dive, says   Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho has questioned the crowning of Luis Suarez as English football’s player of the year in his latest swipe towards the Liverpool striker.

Man City’s Edin Dzeko deserves player award, says Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko would be a more deserving choice as player of the year than Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

Suarez, 27, won the Professional Footballers’ Association  player of the year award  and will collect the  Football Writers’ award http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27180793  on Thursday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27283858

“If the champion is City, then I would say a Man City player and if I have to choose, I choose Dzeko,” said Mourinho.

The Portuguese would vote for Steven Gerrard if Liverpool are champions.

City need just a point at home to West Ham on Sunday to secure their second title in three seasons, but if they slip up, Liverpool can take the title if they beat Newcastle at Anfield.

Play media http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27361628#

Mourinho on Suarez dive and TV pundits
Uruguay forward Suarez has scored 31 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season as the club look to win their first title since 1990.

Mourinho added: “Suarez is a very good player. They’re not voting for a player who has no quality.

“But the profile of a player who wins the player of the year is not the profile of player who used to win in English football 10, eight or six years ago.”

Mourinho has already been critical of Suarez this season, describing him as an  “acrobatic swimming pool” diver http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25545739  and, prior to Chelsea’s win at Anfield last month, suggested the striker goes in search of contact in the box.

Referring to Dzeko, Mourinho said: “The kind of player he is, he’s not just a goal-scorer. He assists, he plays, he behaves, he’s fair, doesn’t dive, doesn’t try to put opponents in the stands with an accumulation of cards.

“He was the third choice striker at the beginning of the season. He was hidden behind his manager’s first choices and when the team needed him in crucial moments of the season, I think he made the difference.

“In this moment I think he has 16 goals. Sixteen goals for the third striker is something spectacular.”

In appraising Gerrard, Mourinho described him as having “tremendous cold blood as a penalty taker”.

“He had lots of them but with every penalty he was there for the team too and some of them were crucial,” he added.

Comments:
This article has 0 comment, leave your comment.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

+