Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic admits he was doing his best not to laugh at Jose Mourinho’s spat with Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last week and says the pair do not like one another.
The pair clashed on the sidelines during a fiery FA Cup quarter-final encounter, where N’Golo Kante’s second half strike put Chelsea through to the last four.
Mourinho, 54, was targeted with chants of ‘Judas’ by a section of Chelsea supporters and he replied with a three-finger salute as a reminder of how many league titles he won at the club.
Begovic was an unused substitute during the game and he says he was trying to conceal his laughter at the pair, who he believes dislike one another.
‘It was a huge occasion, a huge game at the Bridge. As disappointed as I was at not playing in the game, what I did have was first row seats to what was some amusing sideline antics,’ said Begovic.
‘The two managers going at it, yelling at each other, it was a very intense match.
‘It was really unnecessary, but it was so funny, because I was trying so hard not to laugh. Every time the camera was on them, we were thinking ‘keep a straight face, keep a straight face, don’t laugh at these guys’.
‘It wasn’t unprofessional, but I thought it was a little bit too much. They were really into it, it was a big deal and I don’t think they like each other very much.’