Chelsea captain John Terry has come out to back under-fire manager, Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea captain backs under-fire manager, Jose Mourinho
John Terry has dispelled reports of a players' revolt at Chelsea and insisted that the team is behind the Jose Mourinho
Reports of players’ revolt have trailed Chelsea squad following their stuttering start to the season.
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The reports were prompted by claims by presenter Garry Richardson who alleged that that one first-team player’s relationship with his manager was irreparably damaged.
“One player said recently, ‘I’d rather lose than win for him’. It may have been said in the heat of the moment, but perhaps gives an insight into the mood of some of the players,” Richardson said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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Ahead of Chelsea’s home UEFA Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev, Terry dispelled those reports saying that the whole team is behind the manager.
“In my whole football career I've never heard a player come out with those words,” Terry said at a press conference ahead of the clash with Kiev.
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“Whether it's been going bad, really bad, etc, it's ridiculous that we have to sit here and talk about it.
“When it's like that it hurts because people are fighting. I've seen people's faces. If players heard that among ourselves it wouldn't go down too well.”
He also insists that the players should shoulder the responsibility for Chelsea's demise, not the manager.
“I think it's difficult to pinpoint as a group one thing (that's causing Chelsea's poor form),” Terry said.
“I think it's a collection of things together. I and the players will stand up and say "I've not been good enough, our performances haven't".
“We realise where we are in the league, where we are in the Champions League group. At the minute the responsibility lies with us, not the manager, with us as players.
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