Mirror, Mirror on the Stamford Bridge Wall: Is 'The Special One' Still on the Ball?
Lawton, James, The Independent (London, England)
His Lordship, the 'Special One', has passed such tests before but maybe the title Jose Mourinho bestowed on himself is in need of its annual check-up.
Not for any central flaw, nor any possible dismissal of all that he has achieved; but being unique and brilliant and a little more rewarding each time you look into the mirror is something that has to be worked on day by day.
This carries us to the truth that Wednesday night's Champions' League semi-final at Stamford Bridge was not only about Liverpool glory and the tactical nous of their coach Rafael Benitez. It also had something to do with the fact that Mourinho and his team were a long way from masterful. …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Mirror, Mirror on the Stamford Bridge Wall: Is 'The Special One' Still on the Ball?. Contributors: Lawton, James - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 29, 2005. Page number: 78. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.