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Jose Mourinho: I don’t want my Chelsea players to behave like ostriches

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want his players to hide following their recent run of poor form and is keen to see his under-performing stars fight their way back to their best according to the London Evening Standard.

The Blues boss may have hoped his side had turned a corner after their run of three successive wins against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Arsenal and Walsall but then watched on as they sneaked a point from their trip to struggling Newcastle United before losing away to FC Porto in midweek.

Mourinho will hope his West London side can get back to winning ways as they host Southampton in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off.

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“I don’t know the name in English. There is an animal that puts its head in the ground… an ostrich.

“In the bad moments, you cannot do that. You cannot do that. And just wait for a better moment to come, or for the problems to be resolved by themselves. Or waiting for the moon to change and give you better vibrations.

“You make mistakes, you are in a bad moment, no ostrich, head up, face the problems, speak, work and for me this is the way.” Mourinho added.

Chelsea find themselves some eight points off top of the table Man United and surprisingly are the lowest placed London based side in the English top tier, a situation Jose Mourinho will be keen to address sooner rather than later.

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