BBC journalist Garry Richardson claimed live on air on Sunday that a Chelsea first-team player said that he would rather lose than win for Jose Mourinho as long as the Portuguese manager remains in charge.
”Let me tell you what I know on the Chelsea story,” Richardson said at the start of his BBC 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday. ”My information comes from a Chelsea first-team player. The information was actually passed to me by a football contact. I was told that Jose Mourinho’s relationship with many of his players is at rock-bottom. I was told they were fed up with the way he has been dealing with some of them. They are fed up with his outbursts. I was told that his relationship particularly with Eden Hazard was under immense strain. Here is a staggering quote. One player said recently, ‘I’d rather lose than win for him’. Now that quote may well have been said in the heat of the moment but it perhaps gives an insight into the mood of some of the players.”
You can listen to the BBC Veteran’s claim here