Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes players and coaches need to be more careful when it comes to concussion injuries after Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris carried on during his side’s 0-0 draw with Everton despite being knocked out by Romelu Lukaku earlier on.
The Blues boss speaks with experience after he first-hand saw his goalkeeper Petr Cech get knocked out back in 2006 after a collision with Stephen Hunt and that certain incident has left the goalkeeper with permanent damage, which is why he now wears a skull-cap during games.
‘Petr Cech was dying on the pitch, clearly,’ said Mourinho. ‘We all know at that moment that he was dying. So there is no space for doubt, no space for question marks, no space for communication or lack of communication between player, doc, manager. There was no space.’
Tottenham and Andre Villas-Boas got a lot of stick for their actions on Sunday, but the North London club have defended their actions claiming that Lloris was medically fit to carry on.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt