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Long may he prosper

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Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will go for a win against Werder Bremen in the Champions League – even though defeat would damage arch-rivals Barcelona.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Chelsea only need a point from tonight’s game to reach the last 16.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But Mourinho said: “You play to lose only to make your children happy. Every other time you play to win, whether it is a friendly or the Champions League. ”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “You have to respect your opponents and respect the opposition and respect yourself, and that is what we will do.”

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6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I just love what this man says
How he plays mind games
With anyone who will listen

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So …
What if the press
Turned off their mikes
Turned off their recorders
Turned a deaf ear?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 There wouldn’t be the hyperbole
The headlines
The reams of print
The soundbites
The backchat
The repercussions
The wind-up
The animosity
The enmity

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 That would be a loss –
But even with the sound turned down
We see him on the touchline
Engaged with the game
Genuinely feeling the pain
With more gesticulations
Than a runaway luge
Ploughing into the Moulin Rouge
Watch his expressions
Belie his emotions
Watch him jump to his feet in a flash
And yet at times … he’s cool out …
You have to admire his panache!

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/long-may-he-prosper/