‘If I talk I will be in big trouble’ – Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira channels inner-Jose Mourinho as he replicates iconic line while refusing to comme

Patrick Vieira has replicated a famous Jose Mourinho line by saying he will be in ‘big trouble’ if he discusses Thiago Silva’s handball for Chelsea. Vieira’s Crystal Palace fell 2-1 to the Blues in the Premier League on Saturday, giving up an early lead from Odsonne Edouard with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Conor Gallagher snatching the three points. Silva was lucky to escape with a yellow and later played a part in the equaliserAFP Vieira was lividGetty Aubameyang’s first goal in a Chelsea shirt may not have even happened if a 33rd-minute incident turned out differently, though. Silva denied a Jordan Ayew breakaway chance when he reached out to stop the ball with his hand, but only received a yellow for the deliberate act as it was deemed he didn’t deny a goalscoring chance. Silva was the last man in defence, and even Blues boss Graham Potter admitted his side got ‘lucky’ with just a yellow. And five minutes later, the Brazilian assisted Aubameyang’s equaliser, leaving Vieira fuming. Speaking to talkSPORT post-match, Vieira channelled his inner-Mourinho when discussing the incident. “Listen, I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. The line was almost the same as Mourinho’s famous onesky sports Most read in Football GAMEDAY Liverpool 3-3 Brighton LIVE: Trossard scores hat-trick as points shared at Anfield PHILOSOPHY ‘No Plan B’ - Conte's tactics questioned by Tottenham legend after derby defeat BAD DAY Alexander-Arnold makes two big errors as Brighton ace hits hat-trick at Liverpool LIVE Arsenal 3-1 Spurs LIVE REACTION: Gunners earn bragging rights in comprehensive win ouch 'Dreadful, stupid': Emerson criticised for 'ankle-breaker' in Arsenal win over Spurs GAMEDAY Crystal Palace v Chelsea LIVE: Potter takes charge of first Premier League game “If I spend time talking about it I think I will be in big trouble. “It’s a decision of the referee, I don’t accept it, I don’t understand it but we just have to move on. “Overall I think we deserved to get at least a point in that game.” The line was eerily similar to one of the most iconic post-match interviews in Premier League history, when Mourinho refused to discuss the referee’s performance after his Chelsea side lost 1-0 to Aston Villa in 2014. Vieira started the game with a smile but was later fumingAFP Willian and Ramires both saw red cards during the match, with an 82nd minute Fabian Delph goal securing three points against the nine-man Blues. And when talking to Sky, Mourinho said the memorable line, ‘If I speak I am in big trouble’. The picture is still a meme used eight years on, and the full transcript from the interview is as follows. “I prefer not to comment because I don’t want to bring the game into disrepute and I don’t want to be accused,” he said in regards to referee Chris Foy. The interview was one of many that made Mourinho famoussky sports “I prefer to do what we have to do in football. In football, we have just to let it go and not to comment because if you comment, you are in trouble, and I don’t want to be. “I prefer not to comment because if you want to speak about big decisions, you don’t just speak about the red cards. If I speak I’m in big trouble, and I don’t want to be in big trouble, and if I speak I’m accused of bringing the game into disrepute. “The referees do what they do, they do and they go home, they do and they don’t go to the press, they refuse even to exchange a couple of words when one person, like me who has been in football for so long, asks politely, ‘Can you speak with me for five seconds?’ and it’s ‘No, I don’t speak with you for five seconds’. “I have to keep with my position because compared to the referee my position in the game is nothing, and I have to go home and close my mouth.” Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone. In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game. There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too. Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets for England and Wales’ group stage games on sale now HERE!

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