After refuting reports of a rift between him and John Terry, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has reiterated that he still has confidence in the captain.
Jose Mourinho says he still has confidence in his captain
Ahead of Chelsea's league clash against Arsenal, Jose Mourinho says he still has confidence in his captain
Mourinho left Terry out of the starting 11 in Chelsea's 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the UEFA Champions League.
In his role as a BT Sport pundit, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard suggested there may be friction between Terry and his manager.
But Mourinho denied it saying: "Steven is wrong. I like him very much and I have a good relation with him.
"Sometimes we contact each other by SMS. I admire him a lot. He has the same feelings about myself.
"But he's wrong. We have no problems at all."
Ahead of Chelsea's lunch time Saturday league clash against Arsenal, Mourinho says he still has confidence in the defender.
"We have to look like this: last season he played every minute but two seasons ago he didn't and three seasons ago even less. So what's the problem?" Mourinho said.
"He is a player who has my total confidence. I trust him always. He's one of my men.
"Because he's on the bench for one game or I take him off at half-time, what's the difference?"
"Will he start? I don't know. He was on the bench. And he is one of the good faces.
"The victory against Maccabi influenced the whole group, and he is one of the faces I liked more yesterday and today than before."
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