Former Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has labelled Jose Mourinho’s behaviour in the Spanish Supercopa as an act of ‘arrogance and impotence’.
The Real Madrid coach was seen poking the eye of Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova during the second leg of the La Liga curtain raiser, which the Catalan side went on to win 3-2 (5-4 on aggregate).
Reflecting on the incident, Cruyff insists Mourinho has crossed the line this time around.
“What he did was an act of arrogance and impotence. Many say that he did it to divert attention and to get the people to talk about the incident rather than about the match itself, but I don’t believe in that,” the former Dutch international said to El Periodico de Catalunya.
“The problem is that he is getting obsessed with his inability to beat Barcelona. He has crossed the line this time. A lot has happened between both sides in the past, but it has never been this bad.”
The RFEF opened an investigation into Mourinho’s behaviour, but the governing body has yet to make a final decision on the Madrid coach’s eventual punishment.