Mourinho Has The Players’ Support – Mikel Obi

Mourinho Has The Players’ Support – Mikel Obi

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on November 2, 2015
Jose Mourinho

Chelsea Football Club is still subject of intense criticism and jokes after the Premier League champions suffered their sixth premier league defeat of the season on Saturday, October 31, 2015 when Liverpool beat them 3-1.

Rumours of a dressing room unrest and a sack for José Mourinho persists but the club’s Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel has revealed that the 52-year-old has the support of the players.

“We are right behind the manager. There’s no doubt about it. In training we work very hard. If anyone can turn this around, we definitely think he’s the one. Last year we were champions. We won two trophies. José knows this club more than any other manager. He’s the most successful manager in the club’s history,” Mikel said.

Mikel believes Mourinho is the right man to fix Chelsea’s current predicament while noting that the players are doing their best to turn around the club’s fortunes.

“ I definitely think that, if anything is wrong, if anything can be fixed, he is the one. There’s no one out there that is going to come in and fix what’s going on. If you tell the team that we are not giving 100% then there is the doubt, but we are giving 100%, we are playing for the manager, we are right behind him,” Mikel assured.

Mikel who played under Jose Mourinho in his first spell at the club believes sacking the Portuguese is not the right thing to do.

“He has come out a few times and said the players are not giving 100% and then you look at the next few games, the players come out and play better. He is doing everything that needs to be done. It’s just that right now things aren’t going well, so everyone (outside) wants him to go. I don’t think it’s the right way to go. I think that inside that dressing room we definitely believe he is the man to change things. He knows this club in and out. He knows what’s wrong and it’s just a matter of time before results start coming. We are playing well, we are working very hard in training. It’s just the results aren’t coming,” the 28-year-old further explained.


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