Ex-Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas has come out to share how Jose Mourinho said if he agreed to join him at Chelsea, he would be a Premier League title winner.
Fabregas recently revealed that Jose told him all he needed was a midfielder of his irk and a striker like Diego Costa to win the EPL title.
According to Fabregas, Mourinho is a great coach for great players and he was the the coach that played with his mind the most in his playing career.
He added that his time with the Portguese was fantastic and it could not have been better.
His words, “Jose has one system but he works on that system very well. He’s got the specific players for the right system.
“One day, when I first met him he told me ‘I need two players, I’m going to sign Diego Costa. If you come to me…’, he drew me the team on paper and said ‘this team is winning the title’.
“The first day I met him he said ‘I only need two players: Diego, who is basically signed’ and then Thibaut Courtois was coming but if not it was Petr Cech. It’s basically the same. But he said: ‘you come, we will win the title’.
“After that, working with him, he’s probably the coach that played with my mind better. He’s a great coach for great players. He plays with the mind. He stimulates you. One day, we were doing very well in the league and he texts to tell you how good you are, how you played so well… [but then] ‘today you were rubbish’. Like this, he plays with you.”
On his time with Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, he said: “It was fantastic. It couldn’t be any better. If you asked me when I was 23, captain of Arsenal, that I could be so happy to have played for Chelsea over the years and being so happy there and having won what we won, I would’ve said that you’re crazy.
“But my understanding with the fans, with the club, with everyone that works there and the players, I was so happy. I felt that I fit in so well.
“We had some great coaches, again you could see that’s it a club that wants to win. That it’s hungry for titles. You need to compete always until the end to win. That’s what I wanted. I knew going with Mourinho could be a big step forward in my career.”