Chelsea Midfielder and Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel has spoken out about his former manager’s lack of trust in him during his second spell at the club.
Ina a recent interview with Goal.com, Mikel said that he felt Jose Mourinho had lost trust in him as everything he did was never enough for the 53-year-old.
“Even if you do things right he would always make sure he finds fault”, Mikel told Goal.
“People change in any walk of life, maybe he decided he wanted to do better in a different way and he didn’t need me anymore. He didn’t have the belief that he had in me before, which is fine because every manager has the player that they have trust in.”
“It is a tough business, football, so when a manager comes in he wants to have people he believes in. If he doesn’t believe in you he doesn’t play you. And I think it’s all about a manager giving a player confidence.”
The new Nigerian skipper made only 5 premier league appearances under the sacked Portuguese manager, however, his fortunes changed under the new interim Chelsea boss -Guus Hiddink.