Southampton boss says Chelsea should be more offensive
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has said that Chelsea need to be a more offensive side, and that they’ve lost their cutting edge and killer instinct.
And to do this, the Dutchman has said that Jose Mourinho needs to be more like rival boss Arsene Wenger.
Koeman, who saw his side beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last weekend, has urged the Special One to emulate the playing style of Arsneal and be more attacking in games, rather than attacking refereeing decisions in press conferences.
He said: “Chelsea prefer to defend when attacking is also an option.
“Mourinho always chooses to defend. Even if his team goes 1-0 up, they would rather defend their lead than try to score more goals.
“Yet Arsenal can kill an opponent. That is why their victory against Manchester United was so impressive.
“Attacking-wise, they completely destroyed United. For 20 minutes, they played the most fantastic football, while Chelsea do the opposite thing.
“By defending, Chelsea give their opponent a chance to come back in the game. It was a shame that Mourinho was putting attention on the referee after we beat them.
“He wanted to have a penalty in the first half. But, in the first half at Stamford Bridge, Southampton should have had two penalties.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10