Mourinho threatened to sell this Chelsea player during halftime team talk

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho once threatened to sell former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic during a half-time team talk after getting frustrated with the midfielder’s performance during a preseason game.

This is according to former Chelsea player Jordan Houghton, who was part of the team that day.


“I got Terry’s signed shirt in the U9s as he was my idol at the time but I was nervous because I thought I wasn’t supposed to do it,” he told Goal.

“It was surreal that I trained and played with him. I see him as a friend now which is more surreal.

“We played together against Wycombe and AFC Wimbledon and it was under Mourinho.

“Against Wimbledon, I remember Mourinho absolutely hammering Matic and threatening to get rid of him so that was an eye-opener! I then went on tour with the first team.”

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