We Are Right Behind Mourinho- John Mikel Obi

The champions have made a horror start to the season, with Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool leaving them 15th on the table with 11 points from as many games but Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel insists the team remains behind under-fire manager Jose Mourinho.

However, Mikel Obi, who started both the Capital
One Cup loss to Stoke and the Reds reverse, is
adamant Mourinho still has control of the Blues
dressing room.

“We are right behind the manager,” Mikel said in The Guardian. “There’s no doubt about it. In training we work very hard. If anyone can turn this around, we definitely think he’s the one.

“Last year we were champions. We won two
trophies. Jose knows this club more than any
other manager. He’s the most successful manager
in the club’s history.

“I definitely think that, if anything is wrong, if
anything can be fixed, he is the one. There’s no
one out there that is going to come in and fix
what’s going on.

“If you tell the team that we are not giving 100
percent then there is the doubt, but we are giving
100 percent, we are playing for the manager, we
are right behind him.

“He has come out a few times and said the players
are not giving 100 percent and then you look at
the next few games, the players come out and play
better. He is doing everything that needs to be

“It’s just that right now things aren’t going well, so
everyone [outside] wants him to go. I don’t think
it’s the right way to go. I think that inside that
dressing room we definitely believe he is the man
to change things. He knows this club in and out.

“He knows what’s wrong and it’s just a matter of
time before results start coming. We are playing
well, we are working very hard in training. It’s just
the results aren’t coming.”


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