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.

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“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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