The football world was thrilled to an interesting game between Chelsea and Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and former boss Jose Mourinho, attracted enough attention on the touchline and Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker has drawn a number of similarities between the pair.
When asked if Conte has got under Mourinho’s skin, Walker said: “Yeah I think he is. I think you saw by Conte’s actions last night he didn’t want to come across as a meek individual where the big tough guy Jose Mourinho is having a word in his ear and trying to tell him how to manage.
“That’s why you saw him being so demonstrative last night. Let’s not forget both managers were screaming last night at the referee for various yellow cards on players.”
Walker believes their rivalry will more fuel to the next meeting on April 16.
“It’s added a bit of spice, not that it needed it,” he told Sky Sports. “I think the managers, the way they go about their business, it just adds to the whole event.”
Conte was frustrated at Mourinho’s tactics against Eden Hazard, and Walker drew similarities as to when Mourinho did the same thing two seasons ago.
“What Conte was saying was just an echo of what Jose Mourinho was saying a couple of years ago, that he feared for the future of Eden Hazard because, when he was the Chelsea manager, everyone was targeting Hazard,” Walker told Sky Sports.