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Jose Mourinho Castigates Chelsea 19-Year-Old Loftus-Cheek In Remarkable Outburst

Jose Mourinho has just gone off on one of the most anger-filled outbursts we’ve heard from the Portuguese manager in quite a while. 

A superb strike from Loic Remy was enough to see Chelsea end their season with a win over Sydney FC today. However, 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has come in for some scathing criticism from the Blues boss for his part in the game. After coming on for Diego Costa just before half-time the teen came off again through injury on the 70th minute mark.

Having made three league appearances for the first team, it’s obvious that the Chelsea under-21 regular has a bright future in the game but after these phenomenal comments from Mourinho it is clear that in the boss’s eyes he still has a lot to learn.

Quoted by Talksport, the 52-year-old had this to say:

“Ruben said he had a pain in his back but what I was feeling was that he only had the pain when Sydney had the ball.”

“When Chelsea had the ball he was playing very well, but when Sydney had the ball I think he was more impressed by watching Matic and Mikel work, instead of him working.

“So, with Ruben, it’s one step back in terms of my relationship with him. If he doesn’t know what it is to play for me and Chelsea it’s one step back.

“He has to learn that at 19 you have to run three times more than the others, you have to play to your limits and not play like a superstar with the ball at your feet because this is not Under-18s.

“The Under-18 competition is too easy for him. He’s too good to play in the Under-18s but I don’t accept that when he’s playing in midfield with Mikel and Matic when we don’t have the ball he doesn’t press, doesn’t have intensity and he’s waiting for everybody else to recover the ball.

“I don’t accept that in the superstars so how can I accept that in a kid? He has to learn what it takes to play for us.”

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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