John Terry has stridently backed Jose Mourinho, saying that any player who wanted to lose “wouldn’t get out of the dressing room,” and that the Portuguese would not be sacked by Chelsea.
After the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the
weekend, it had been reported that one player had
told a representative that he would “rather lose than
win” for the manager because things at the club had
got so bad.
Terry refuted this before offering an impassioned
defence of his manager.
“Again, listen, in my whole football career I’ve never
heard a player come out with those words,” he told a
news conference. “In my whole career. Whether it’s
been going bad or really bad. It’s ridiculous I have to
sit here and talk about it.
“I’ve seen players’ faces with the disappointment
after results, the feeling we’ve let the club, and the
manager and the fans, down. The player wouldn’t be
let out of the dressing room, let’s be honest. It
wouldn’t go down too well, would it?”
Asked whether the poor run of form that has seen
the club lose six of their 11 Premier League games
would cost Mourinho his job, Terry was defiant.
“It’s not going to come to that,” he said. “The club
have shown faith in the best manager with the best
history at this club.
“In all aspects, of all the managers I’ve worked with,
he’s by far and a long, long way, the best I’ve worked
with. We are going to turn it around. No ifs, no buts.
“I’m sure, and I’m adamant, that we’ll turn this
around and he’ll be in charge for the rest of the
season and long after I’ve finished playing for this
club. He is the man to take this club forward to where we want to be.”
Sources have told ESPN FC that Mourinho has two
matches to save his job, while it has been reported
that star player Eden Hazard is angling for a move to
Paris-Saint Germain or Real Madrid, but Terry
insisted that the best players and managers in the
world need to stay in the Premier League.
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