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Jose Mourinho says Luis Suarez shouldn’t have won PFA Player of the Year

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2.79K   //    11 May 2014, 16:30 IST
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Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho talks to the press at the Chelsea Training Ground on May 2, 2014

Jose Mourinho has continued his quest to cause controversy by going against the grain and saying that he would not have chosen Luis Suarez to be PFA Player of the Year, rather his vote goes to Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko.

Since returning to the Premier League in the summer, the Chelsea boss has been his usual outspoken self, finding himself on the end of two FA fines for his comments and behaviour this season. This time it isn’t his remarks about referees that is sparking debate, but whom he believes to have been the best player in the Premier League this season. Mourinho said, ”He [Luis Suarez] bites, not this season, the previous season.

“This is a different season so I’m not speaking about one mistake that a man can have, and you will have to be punished for the rest of your life if you make a mistake on the football pitch so that’s not the point for me.”

“My player of the year would be always from the champion, always, so if the champion is Man City. I would say a City player and if I have to choose one, I think I would choose Dzeko.

“Why? Because he was the third striker in the beginning of the season, he was even behind his manager’s first choices and when the team needed him, in crucial moments of the season, he made the difference.

“He made the difference, Dzeko. In this moment, I think he has 16 goals. Sixteen goals for the third striker is something spectacular, and not just that, the quality of his game.”

The former Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto manager continued by stating that Dzeko offers much more to the cause than just goals, with his all-round play and attitude is what makes him standout.

“He’s not just a goal scorer, he assists, he plays, he behaves, he’s fair, he doesn’t dive, doesn’t try to put opponents on the stands with accumulation of cards. I would choose Dzeko.”

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