Eva Carneiro, Chelsea’s first-team doctor, has responded to Jose Mourinho’s criticism of her treating Eden Hazard during the team’s 2-2 draw with Swansea over the weekend.
Carneiro was treating Hazard during stoppage time when Chelsea were down to 10-men following Thibaut Courtois’s red car earlier in the match.
In a post on her Facebook page, Carneiro thanked fans for their support as she faced criticism from the well traveled manager.
Carneiro, who has been with Chelsea for five years, was accused of not understanding the game by the Chelsea manager as sshe basically reduced the team to nine men when she went on to the pitch to attend to Hazard’s injury. Camera showed Mourinho shouting at her and physio Jon Fearn when they went on to the field to treat Hazard.
Mourinho said after the match: “I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game.”
Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois has begged Chelsea fans to forgive him for his rash challenge of Befitomis Gomis. He tweeted: “Red card, not the start I expected. Sad to let the team down on that moment. They fought really hard till the end to win this game.”
Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw in their 2015/2016 EPL opener. Oscar scored a freekick for Chelsea, Andre Ayew equalizes, Willians deflected cross made it 2-1 but Courtios fouled Gomis in the boss to earn a red card and a penalty for Swansea which is duly converted by Gomis.