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Nemanja Matic Insists He Has No Problem With Mourinho

Nemanja Matic Insists He Has No Problem With Mourinho

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has insisted that his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho hasn’t been damaged by the 52-year-old Portuguese manager benching him recently, insisting that he’s too much of a professional to let it get to him.

Tensions have been high in the Blues’ camp recently, Mourinho starting to drop big-name players with the team still languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table after a disastrous start to the season.

Quoted in the ​Guardian, Matic said: “I am professional and I respect all decisions of the coach. In my life I have never had a problem with any coach because all coaches respect that I am very professional. I do my best.

“So with Mourinho it is the same. He knows he can count on me always. He respects that, I respect not only him but all coaches which I’ve had in my life. I always try to learn something from them. I will keep it like this until the end of my career. Every day is a new experience.”

Mourinho has told Matic to simplify his game in an effort to regain some form, and the midfielder said: “Against Dynamo I think I did what he wanted, what he asked from me. So you have to ask him again, if he is happy with my game. Again I can say only that I try always to give my best. Of course confidence has not been high, but not only for me.

The team is not in a good position in the Premier League. I think that is very difficult for us. But, game by game, we will be better and better because we have quality. We work very hard, we deserve more, so we will see in the future what we can do.

“We have to show that we are a team, because individually we can’t do anything. Football is a collective sport. But we won the Premier League and the League Cup with the manager [last season]. We did great things together. I am sure we will continue: maybe this year we will win something also.”

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