The previous Nigeria midfielder began his profession in mainstream Europe below Mourinho, and he realized fairly a couple of issues
Retired Tremendous Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi has affirmed that Jose Mourinho was demanding at Chelsea and would solely present like to his gamers once they win video games, Soccernet stories.
Mourinho signed Mikel at Chelsea in 2006, and the Nigerian midfielder grew to turn into some of the profitable and influential figures on the membership.
Mikel performed 119 video games below Mourinho in two totally different spells, and he was one of many Portuguese tactician’s most trusted lieutenants. Till not too long ago, Mourinho had a knack for having points along with his gamers. The Roma boss had a knack of speaking down on his gamers in a bid to get the very best out of them.
In a latest interview, Mikel shed extra mild on the difficulty. He acknowledged that Mourinho was a foul loser and would at all times sulk each time they misplaced video games.
“With Mourinho, so long as you’re profitable, you’re advantageous,” Mikel stated on the Obi One podcast.
“So long as you’re enjoying nicely, you’re his finest pal. So long as all the things goes nicely, you guys are good.
“However as soon as we lose an essential sport, I do not forget that each time we misplaced an essential sport, he would keep upstairs in his workplace for a few days.
“He wouldn’t come right down to the coaching floor, doesn’t say a phrase to anyone. You greet him within the morning, and he walks previous you. He doesn’t even come to the restaurant.
“You don’t see him for a few days till we return to the pitch and win once more.
“It exhibits the usual that he at all times needed to be at. He needed us to be our greatest, carry out nicely in coaching and win video games. Generally, it was a bit an excessive amount of, however we at all times discovered a approach to take care of it.
Mourinho’s ways at Chelsea yielded outcomes, as they received the Premier League, FA Cup, and the League Cup.