Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek praised Jose Mourinho’s psychology skills, and also revealed his reaction after the historic 5-0 defeat against Barcelona.
Now that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is having a hard time with the Red Devils, support from his former players like goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek is getting more public.
There have been several opinions in the manager’s favor, former professionals who lived the experience of being managed by the Portuguese manager and believe that this bad moment is just a phase.
But now things are going even further, as news outlets are starting to echo interviews from the past in order to clear Mourinho’s image in a very complicated moment for him.
Diario AS from Spain, recalled an interview from two years ago that Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek gave to Metro about Jose Mourinho’s skills as a psychologist.
The Polish goalie spoke in detail about the historic moment when Pep Guardiola defeated Mourinho’s Real Madrid for the first time in La Liga, with an unforgettable 5-0 defeat that eventually helped Los Blancos overcome their obstacles and were able to end the Catalan club’s dominance in Spanish football during Jose’s tenure with Los Blancos.
“After the match in the locker room, there was total chaos,” said Dudek during the interview.
“Some of us were crying, some were arguing, some were looking at the floor.”
“Then Mourinho came in. He knew how bad it was, but he looked at us and said: ‘I know this hurts you. Perhaps for most of you, it is the worst loss of your entire career. They are happy now and seem to have won the championship, but they have only won one game. This is just the beginning.”
“‘There is still a long way to get the title. Tomorrow, I will give you the day off, but do not stay in your houses. Go with your families, children or friends for a walk around the city. Let people see that you can overcome this. Perhaps people talk about the significance of this defeat but do not hide behind it. You must show your balls. After this defeat, we must fight for the title’.”
“We rose after this disaster quicker than anyone expected. I understood for the first time how important psychology was in sport. How much you can gain or lose. And what an expert psychologist Jose Mourinho is,” he added.
— Alberto Carmona Álvarez (@juliocamoalva) October 10, 2018
This is the ability that Jose Mourinho had back in the day, but it’s not showing right now as Manchester United struggles to even defeat squads like Newcastle United in a very complicated match for the Red Devils.
But the problem that Manchester United has goes much higher than Jose Mourinho, the club’s most difficult situation is more related to Ed Woodward and the Glazer family, who only care about cashing in their monthly fees and don’t give a damn about the English squad’s actual results in any competition.
As long as this massive disconnect between the board members and the actual club keeps going, Manchester United will keep bringing new managers and the situation won’t change for the better regardless of what they do.
Ed Woodward knows nothing about football, there should be a former Manchester United legend running things as GM but there are very little chances that this will become a reality in the short term.
Jose Mourinho getting sacked is way more possible than things turning around for the better, Woodward is too blind to see this and the Portuguese manager can’t do everything on his own.
— Naninho ن (@SrNaninho) October 10, 2018
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