Carneiro took to her Facebook page to express her gratitude to supporters who backed her after Mourinho slammed the club’s medical team for treating Eden Hazard late in their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Already reduced to 10 men after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was shown a red card, Chelsea were temporarily down to nine after Carneiro and her team treated Hazard – who had to leave the pitch as a result – for what was described by Mourinho as a ‘slight knock’.
Carneiro’s response on social media was simple and positive:
“I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support,” she posted.
“Really very much appreciated.”
Mourinho had said of Chelsea’s medical staff: “If you go to the pitch to assist a player, then you must be sure that a player has a serious problem.
“I was sure that Eden didn’t have a serious problem. He had a knock and was very tired.
“My medical department left me with eight fit outfield players in a counter attack after a set-piece and we were worried we didn’t have enough players left.”