Asmir Begovic has revealed how the Chelsea players had to sit with a straight face in order to avoid being caught laughing on camera during Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s nust-up.
The managers were involved in a heated argument during the FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Stamford Bridge, that saw Ander Herrera seeing two yellow’s to get his marching orders as Chelsea came out on top.
Conte accused United of targeting Eden Hazard in a heated bust-up with Mourinho.
Begovic said that the tension was unwanted but the antics made it hard not to laugh.
“It was a huge opportunity, a great match at the Bridge. As much as I was disappointed that I wasn’t playing, I was in the front row to see the amusing antics along on the touchline,” said Begovic.
“The coaches clashed, they shouted at each other, it was a very intense match. It was really unnecessary, but it was so funny, because I worked so hard not to laugh. Every time the camera came across, we thought to ourselves ‘be serious, don’t get caught laughing’.”
“It was unprofessional, and I thought it was a little too much. They had a fight, it was a big deal and I don’t think we like to see that.”
The two teams will again face-off on April 16 at Old Trafford, just a week before the Blues face Tottenham in FA Cup semi-final.