Lack of egos at heart of Chelsea success claims Mourinho

Chelsea still remain unbeaten this season and manager Jose Mourinho believes this is down to the squad’s lack of big egos, according to the Daily Star.

Mourinho has often been labelled with one of the biggest egos in the footballing world but the Portuguese has claimed the same cannot be said about his current crop of playing staff.

The Blues have played 21 games in all competitions this season and won 16 of them, drawing the remaining five, as they rapidly become serious contenders to the “Invincibles” crown that Arsenal set back in 2003/04.

And Mourinho has stated that none of his players care about individual honours in their already super season – with the only praise they seek being for their slick team football that is proving unstoppable so far.

He said: “I think a good quality of our team is exactly that we don’t care about it (individual praise).

“We just care about the team, about the result, about the table, about our collective ambitions.

“We don’t have space for selfish people. We don’t have space for egocentric people. We don’t have space for people who think more about themselves than the team.

“I think this is a great quality for us.”

The Chelsea boss has also said this week that the aim for him and his squad is to not go unbeaten, just to win as many games as possible by playing well – acknowledging that their style of play could see them eventually unstuck.

He added: “What we want is to win matches, play well, make people realise that we play not just to get a result but to reach a certain level of quality of our game.

“We are happy with the results. We are happy that people are saying Chelsea is playing flair football more than ever. That’s our whole objective. We are a team.”

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