Obi Mikel reveals the time Mourinho made Mohamed Salah cry at Chelsea
Joining Chelsea in 2014, Salah failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge as he just managed to score two goals through 19 appearances before being allowed to leave for Fiorentina and Roma.
managed to score 174 goals across 286 appearances forLiverpool
, but once he was remembered as a Chelsea flop. The Egyptian winger’s former Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel toldDubai Eye
about a low point for the 30-year-old at the hands of Jose Mourinho:
“I think [Salah] was having a bad game and then obviously Mourinho came in and ripped into him, massively ripped into him. He was in tears, and what happened is [Mourinho] didn't let him back onto the pitch in the second half. He took him off. It would have been easy to just take him off and say ‘you're not playing well, off you go, sit down, you're not going back onto the pitch’. But he ripped into him and took him off.”
Kevin De Bruyne
and Romelu Lukaku, Mikel added:
“Kevin was always a stroppy guy, he was always on his own, he was always moody, he was always grumpy. You could never get anything out of him. But now when I watch him play... what a joy. What a joy to watch. You can also say with [Romelu] Lukaku as well, he went to Inter Milan but he went back and it didn't work out. But when I look at the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah, what they've become now, the best players in the world, it's amazing to see. They've become physically stronger, they've become faster. I don't know what happened to them!”
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