Oscar told me he dived, says MourinhoAgence France-Presse . Southampton
Jose Mourinho revealed Oscar admitted diving in a failed attempt to win a penalty and get Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis sent off in Chelsea’s 3-0 win at St Mary’s.
Brazil midfielder Oscar had only been on the pitch for a matter of seconds after replacing Juan Mata when he went into the book for his theatrics and Blues manager Mourinho made it clear he thought referee Martin Atkinson had made the right decision.
Oscar then went on to set up Fernando Torres for Chelsea’s first goal and scored the third himself after fellow Brazilian Willian had made it 2-0.
Asked about Oscar’s dive, Mourinho added: ‘It was a fair yellow card. I don’t like it but his explanation to me I also accept.
‘He said to me; “when I saw the goalkeeper coming I was thinking penalty, red card, goodbye” and the goalkeeper he is a 35 or 36-year-old man (Davis is 37) with lots of experience – thought ‘I am going to stop’.
‘Oscar found himself in a moment of contradiction – and we are speaking about fractions of a second – where he thinks “contact, penalty, red card” and there was certainly no contact.
‘Oscar is a clean player who was waiting for the goalkeeper to come and smash him because that’s what normally happens in those situations.’
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