Mour­inho tells me to go and kick ’em!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JON WEST

CHELSEA star An­dre Schur­rle has re­vealed Jose Mour­inho has told him to go out and FOUL peo­ple.

Mour­inho isn’t happy with the Ger­man just con­tribut­ing goals and as­sists – he wants his play­ers to stop the op­po­si­tion as well… by any means nec­es­sary.

Schur­rle said: “Jose has taught me a dif­fer­ent style of play and a dif­fer­ent way of think­ing to reach the world-class level.

“To him, fin­ish­ing sec­ond is a fail­ure. He doesn’t know the word ‘los­ing’.

“That’s how he holds his talk be­fore the matches. His think­ing is im­pres­sive – as im­pres­sive as the way he gets his mes­sage across.

“He chal­lenges you to be ro­bust on the pitch, to play like a man. That some­times means com­mit­ting a foul.

“I feel much bet­ter since join­ing Chelsea and I have be­come much more con­fi­dent.”

The news won’t come as any sur­prise to Chelsea’s ri­vals, most of whom reckon they play more at­trac­tive foot­ball.

And it won’t pre­vent any fu­ture bust-ups like the one that saw Arse­nal’s Arsene Wenger shove Mour­inho fol­low­ing a bad foul by Gary Cahill.

Hurt­ing

Even Cesc Fabre­gas, who’s made a sen­sa­tional start to his Chelsea ca­reer, doesn’t re­ally want to be there – ac­cord­ing to one of his for­mer team-mates.

Barcelona’s Cris­tian Tello reck­ons Cesc would rather be still strut­ting his stuff at the Nou Camp.

Tello, cur­rently on loan at Porto, said: “He didn’t leave the club as he de­served.

“He left through the back door. He was a spec­tac­u­lar player, you only have to see the goals and as­sists from his time at Barca.

“I sup­pose he will be hurt­ing be­cause his dream was to tri­umph at Barcelona.”

Mour­inho is keen on sign­ing Real Madrid de­fender Raphael Varane, but doesn’t be­lieve they will sell the 21-year-old.

He said: “I like Varane, but every­body knows he will stay at Real Madrid.”

One way of land­ing him would be to let Petr Cech go the other way.

Real need a top keeper and Cech, who has been pushed on to the bench by Thibaut Cour­tois,would jump at the chance to play for the Euro cham­pi­ons.

KNACK­ERED RE­LA­TION­SHIP:

Hodg­son hung Ster­ling out to dry by telling the me­dia he said he was too tired to play DAYS OFF: Marsh says the train­ing

meth­ods work well for Liver­pool

IN­STRUC­TIONS: Schur­rle

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.