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Former Chelsea star hits out at Jose Mourinho: ‘Public rants hurt players’

Former Chelsea full-back Felipe Luis has said that he believes that Jose Mourinho’s outbursts to the press are damaging his players, The Sun reports.

Back in September the under-fire Blues boss suggested his team was lacking any ‘serial champions’ after losing three of their opening seven Premier League matches.

However, since then the club have lost four more games since and is now battling persistent rumours of a dressing room revolt.

And the 30-year-old, who featured for Chelsea last season before returning to Atletico Madrid over the summer, has now said that these kind of outbursts will do nothing to improve the morale or the form of the squad as they look to get back on track.

“He [Mourinho] has his way of talking to the press, especially when the team loses, which can sometimes be damaging to certain players,” he said.

“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.”

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