Genius! Mourinho left it to this player to motivate his side to cup final win.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he got suspended midfielder Nemanja Matic to give his side’s team talk ahead of the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur.
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According to the Metro, the Serbian gave an emotional speech telling his team-mates to have the pleasure that he could not have.
Matic has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season, but was harshly sent off in last weekend’s Premier League game against Burnley, putting him out of this big match at Wembley.
“The boy [Matic] was sad, we were sad for him,” Mourinho said.
“He made the speech in the dressing room where he expressed his pain and asked the players to have the pleasure he couldn’t have.”