Former Chelsea and Athletico Madrid left back has blasted former boss Jose Mourinho for being care-free with his choice of words with the media in terms of criticizing his players.
The 30-year-oldmBrazilian joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in a £15.8 million deal in the summer of 2014 but failed to break into the Blues first team. However, he rejoined the Rojiblancos last summer on a four-year deal.
He has attributed Chelsea’s failing to Mourinho Loquacious antics that has unsettled the dressing room. He told Yahoo sport that:
“He has his way of talking to the press, especially when the team loses, which can sometimes be damaging to certain players,”
“Some players benefit from criticism but for others they don’t. Sometimes he’s right and sometimes he’s not. Sometimes people think what he says is absurd and sometimes they agree with him. It’s the way he is and the way he works – I see it as normal.”
However, he blamed his unsuccessful spell at Chelsea at the lack of playing time given to him but he said he labelled his time at Chelsea as a “personal triumph”.
‘I didn’t have the chance [to play] in the first match of the league season and the opportunity to play in the first game is key for players at a new club – that made everything more difficult.’
‘I consider my time with Chelsea a personal triumph. In one year I won two titles – one being the Premier League. I have a trophy at home that not many people have and in possibly the most competitive league in the world.’
Chelsea are currently sitting in 16th position on the Premier League log. A lose for Mourinho in their next game might signal the end of his reign as manager.