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Mourinho goes berserk when the team does not perform well: John Terry

Rohan Menon
3.07K   //    26 Mar 2015, 23:45 IST
John Terry explains how Jose Mourinho’s temperament changes depending on team performance

Chelsea defender John Terry has shed light on Jose Mourinho’s mentality, and his behaviour when the team doesn’t perform like they are expected to. Chelsea who are at the top of the league, are there mostly due to Mourinho’s brilliant managerial skills. They are currently six points ahead of the nearest competitor Manchester City with a game at hand.

Terry has said that the Portuguese was very unpredictable, as his reactions would be quite the opposite of what you expect. At times he would yell at the team even if they were winning, on the other hand he would calmly react even if the team were struggling. 

“Sometimes you're losing a game at half-time, which doesn't happen often at this club, and you expect to come in and get a rollicking,” Terry said.

“But you come in and the manager is calm, collected, the complete opposite. He's like, ‘Listen, we're going to win the game. We're going to get an early goal’ and he talks you through it.”

Although Mourinho is quite active and aggravated on the field during most match days, his calm attitude with the team has helped them on several occasions, such as the win against Hull City last week.

Jose Mourinho not happy with 3-0 victories: John Terry

Terry who has signed a contract extension with the club, feels that the Mourinho’s unpredictable behaviour is the reason why Chelsea is where they are in league. He explains how Mourinho goes berserk when he see’s players slacking off and not playing to the fullest of their potential. 

“Other times you'll be winning 2-0 or 3-0 and you'll come in happy at half-time and he'll go ballistic,” Terry told CPO. “Tables will go over, bottles of water will go flying. You think where's that come from?”

“But you go out for the second half and win the game 5-0 rather than scraping through 3-1, 3-2.” he added.

“He knows when players take their foot off the gas. He can sense something before the game. He just gets a feel for everyone and every single game. And I look at that and think no one else has got that that I’ve experienced.” Terry said.

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