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Mourinho on Rudiger: “Stand up and play, man.”

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Jose Mourinho couldn’t make piece with Son’s red card yesterday that effectively ended the match with Chelsea already leading 2-0.

Even after the match, Mourinho focused on that incident first and foremost.

However, the Portuguese still doesn’t want to let go.

Asked about diving in the Premier League, Mourinho replied:

“The focus should be on Antonio Rudiger and not on Son,” he said, according to Daily Mail.

“In the Premier League I love there is no space also for what Rudiger did. Stand up and play, man.

“This is the Premier League. You go to Latin America, Portugal, Spain, Italy and that happens, it is a cultural thing, but not in the Premier League.

“And the moment we try to punish the reaction of some player – an insignificant reaction – and you let the other one go, then you become part of it.

“Come on, do you think Rudiger plays the next game? Or do you think he’s injured? I think he plays. And we speak about Son and don’t speak about him [Rudiger].”

Mourinho displayed a ton of arguments to back up his claims.

However, it could all be for nothing if the FA does decide to punish the South-Korean.