Mourinho’s side slumped to their fourth Premier League defeat of the season on the weekend, the West London side losing 3-1 at home to Southampton, leading to Chelsea’s board convening an emergency meeting.
Roman Abramovich has backed Mourinho to continue his post but further poor displays could leave the Chelsea owner with no choice other than to sack the Portuguese manager.
“People can say what they want. I think you should go straight to the players,” Mourinho told reporters.
“Get a table at Cobham next week – John Terry doesn’t go to the national team, Diego Costa doesn’t go, Ramires doesn’t go. Ask them.
“If they tell you they don’t trust me, that is the only thing that can make me resign. The only thing. But not fake sources. The players at the table.”
“In this moment it’s not so easy and my feelings — I’m so unhappy with the sport feeling of defeat but I am so happy with myself with the way I am facing this,” he added.
“Only Mother Nature can do it. They need to feel luck, they need to arrive at half-time winning 2-0, 3-0.
“They need to fly without pressure, they need to play and feel that everything is going in their favour. Not to feel this pressure, this panic, this negativity. Decisions against, unlucky, mistakes.
“They need it. Time will bring it. I don’t know next match, in two matches, in three. For sure they will get that confidence back, for sure.” Mourinho added.