Speaking yesterday about Chelsea’s first home game of the 2014/2015 premier league season, manager Jose Mourinho revealed that he offered no explanations to Petr Cech for picking Thibaut Courtois ahead of him in goal against Burnley on Monday.
The charismatic manager said he never explains his decisions to his players to avoid the risk of making it a habit. The Chelsea manages believes Petr Cech is professional despite not being happy about the situation.
‘I haven’t spoken with Petr, because if I speak with him, tomorrow I have to speak to another one, another one, another one. I’ve never done this in my career.’I don’t believe he’s totally happy, but that’s him
‘I don’t have to speak to players about decisions. I don’t like to be always justifying my decisions to the players. ‘They all know where my office is. If they need an explanation, I never close the door. I’ll give one.
‘I didn’t do it with Frank Lampard, with Didier Drogba before the last game… I don’t speak with players about that.’
The Portuguese however noted that if the Czech international decides to leave, the club must respect him and sit with him as he deserves all the respect. That’s a situation Mourinho hopes will never come up as he plans to keep both Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois.
‘I hope he doesn’t want to leave, and until this moment we don’t have any sign that can happen,’ said the Portuguese.
‘If that situation comes, he deserves us sitting with him and listening to him. He deserves everything from this club.
‘But I hope that day doesn’t come. I repeat, for the good of my team and Chelsea, that doesn’t happen.’