Gary Neville says Jose Mourinho will be furious with Serge Aurier
The former Manchester United ace criticised his fellow right-back for his ‘lack of concentration’ as he switched off from a corner before allowing Willian to cut inside of him and bend a sumptuous strike into the far corner.
Willian soon doubled the lead after a horrific error from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga before Son Heung-min was sent off for kicking out at Antonio Rudiger – who was then allegedly racially abused later in the game – but Neville thinks the main source of Mourinho’s frustration will be Aurier.
‘Aurier is communicating with somebody while the game is going on,’ Neville told Sky Sports.
‘He lacks concentration and is turning around, looking over his shoulder and not watching the game. He lacks concentration and then he sets off late and doesn’t sprint.
‘It’s a brilliant finish but it was poor. Jose Mourinho will be furious.’
Neville, however, was impressed by Mourinho’s opposite number Frank Lampard and viewed the 2-0 victory as a big moment for British managers.
‘Because of the recent runs of the teams, and with Jose Mourinho in charge, I thought he’d fancy it,’ he added.
‘He looked confident before the game, but that was a brilliant game for Frank Lampard. There’s been many times over the past 10, 15 or 20 years where we’ve seen international managers put on great tactical displays where they’ve outplayed English managers.
‘To see an English manager put on a performance like that, and to set up a team like that… they were out-fought, outplayed, Tottenham. For Chelsea, everything went right. But it was a good day not only for them but for English coaching.
‘Lampard was up against one of the best coaches in the world over the last 25 years, and he really held his own. It was a really important moment for him as he really got it right.’