I figured I’d like to get this out of the way nice and early in the season: Jose Mourinho talks a big game (and frequently backs it up). The Chelsea manager, in his second stint with the club, has already made a huge splash on the newspaper headlines just with his appointment alone. And in his defense, about half of what his written on him he has had no hand in influencing. That being said; he talks and talks and won’t shut up all season long.
I was just reading this article and decided I’d get this off my chest early on in the season, so in about 3 months when everyone is talking about Jose Mourinho’s “mind games” I can say you heard it here first. Now, saying he plays mind games is nothing new to the EPL. He’s been at it since his time at Porto. He’s done it with the best. He’s already created headlines about a “riff” with David Moyes. He’s praised and demeaned a handful of players and managers in his attempt to sign players in the transfer window. He’s gonna keep it up all season. Now he wants to “destroy” teams he plays. Well, who the fuck doesn’t?
Maybe it’s the media focusing too much on one manager, but I can’t say he doesn’t fuel the fire. This doesn’t happen with any other manager in the world. I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.