Tiago warns Thibaut Courtois about Jose Mourinho mind games

Tiago warns Thibaut Courtois not to get caught up in any mind games played by Jose Mourinho ahead of Champions League semi

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Photo: C Delgado/Wikimedia

Tiago has warned Thibaut Courtois not to get caught up in any mind games by Jose Mourinho ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper is set to play against his parent club in the last-four clash and former Chelsea midfielder Tiago has told the shot-stopper to ignore anything that Mourinho has to say in the build-up to the games.

Jose just wants to win, he knows Courtois is very important for us and he wants to weaken us

Tiago

“We all know Mourinho and we all know that if it is necessary to crank up the pressure before a game in order to win it then he will do that,” said Tiago.

“Jose just wants to win, he knows Courtois is very important for us and he wants to weaken us. Any coach would. [But] it would have been very cruel for Courtois not to play this game.

“Football itself doesn’t deserve for Courtois to miss out. For the good of football we all like the idea of having [Petr] Cech in one goal and Courtois in the other – two wonderful goalkeepers.”

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