Terry defends Mourinho

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Former Chelsea skipper John Terry has defended former Blues boss Jose Mourinho as he failed to give chances to youngsters during his time at the club.

Mourinho was responsible for the sales of Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah who have gone on to be superstars for Chelsea rivals Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Mourinho has been blamed for not giving them opportunities to shine at the Bridge, but Terry has come in defence of the current Tottenham boss by saying that they were not good enough for the Chelsea team as at then.

He told Dubai Eye Radio: “In my generation now I see people like Salah and Kevin De Bruyne come through and not being able to match his standards at the time.

“Now they were very talented but very young individuals as well. But Mourinho didn’t have time to put them in the team or take out a Duff or Robben because we was winning every single week and his job is on the line.

“So, like I said before if you come in and you are 10 or 20 per cent below the standard of Duff and Robben who were scoring 20 goals a season each. You are not gonna make that team, no chance.

“Fair play to them they’ve gone away elsewhere and proved they’re good enough but at that present time they wasn’t good enough for Chelsea.”

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