What Jose Mourinho Did In Bristol City's Dressing Room After Cup Upset
Jose Mourinho only answered to one journalist during the post-match press conference, and rudely didn't sip any of Lee Johnson's £450 wine. But he did do something pretty classy following the massive cup upset.
The Portuguese boss fielded a strong team against the Championship flyers. Starting the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among others.
Though they failed to advance to the semi-finals after the heroics from Bristol City.
Mourinho and Johnson exchange words prior to the game. Image: PA
An incredible team performance dumped out the cup holders with local lad Joe Bryan firing City into the lead, sparking wild scenes at Ashton Gate.
Ibrahimovic leveled courtesy of Pogba throwing himself at Korey Smith to win a free-kick.
But deep into stoppage time, Smith then bagged a dramatic winner sending City to the last four.
And while Mourinho was at his sulky best on Wednesday night, he did enter the home dressing room to congratulate the players as revealed by defender Bjorgvin Magnusson.
"This [the atmosphere] is something I've never witnessed before. After the game, Mourinho came to our dressing room, praised us for the performance, congratulated us and wished us good luck in the tournament.
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Bryan doing Bryan things (top), to City players celebrating Smith's match-winner (bottom). Images: PA
"I think the things he said in the interviews after the game were more a reflection of him in his role as a manager, not as a person," he added.
Lee Johnson's charges continue their blistering form this season. The pride of the west country have claimed not one but FOUR Premier League scalps and will look for a fifth.
City fans invade the pitch following the unreal cup tie. Image: PA
He now faces a two-legged semi-final tie against Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Yet before taking on Pep Guardiola's team, they travel to another top flight side in Watford (for the second time this campaign) in the FA Cup third round.
C'mon you Reds, er-I-mean, good luck to Lee's lads.