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Stoke Boss Accuses Mourinho Of Negative Reaction To Scoreline

Stoke Boss Accuses Mourinho Of Negative Reaction To Scoreline

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes took Jose Mourinho's refusal to take his handshake after the game as a sign, Mourinho took the scoreline poorly and negatively.

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Mourinho was dismissive of what he perceived to be defensive tactics from the Potters in the 2-2 draw - a claim Hughes refuted - and at one point during the game the Portuguese was pushed by his counterpart when he entered his technical area.
Mourinho believed the potters staged a defensive game in the 2-2 draw which Hughes was quick to deny and during the game, Mourinho was pushed by Hughes out of his technical unit.
The game ended draw, with both sides managing a point, but there was no handshake after which was taken as a negative reaction by Hughes.
"I pushed him because he was in my technical area," Hughes said.
"Maybe that's why he didn't want to shake my hand. Maybe it's because it has to be viewed as a negative result for him, coming to Stoke when everybody expected them to beat us.
"It's a negative. Sometimes managers of top-six clubs don't take negative results too kindly. Sometimes, because they're not used to having to take negative results, sometimes they react in the wrong way. Maybe he reacted in the wrong way.
"In fairness, I've got history with non-handshakes so maybe it's me! Who knows?"
The Manchester United Boss was not ready to speak of the incident but maintained he wasn't wrong
"I prefer not to answer the question about handshakes - it's a bad question," he said. "It makes it look like it's my fault but that's not right."
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