London, Apr. 13: Former Barcelona star Ronald Koeman has reportedly revealed that although many in the game cannot stand Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho because of his playing style and touchline antics, but he is the ‘opposite’.
Koeman, who is currently in charge of Feyenoord, said that Mourinho may not create the most beautiful style of football, but he does create winners and no manager turns his players into winners more than he does.
According to the Mirror, Koeman said that Mourinho gets the maximum out of his teams and he believes that the Chelsea squad will now reach Champions League finals following their quarterfinal victory over Paris Saint-German last week.
Koeman said that Chelsea defeated PSG not because they played better football, but because they had more winners on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
The former Dutch footballer also said that Chelsea’s crucial second goal during their clash against PSG was the result of a bunch of players with a winning mentality thanks to Mourinho.
Koeman, who has won eight trophies in his coaching career in Portugal, Spain and Holland, said that he can only show huge respect for Mourinho, the report added. (ANI)