Jose Mourinho hits back at Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

Jose Mourinho refuses to be drawn into discussing Didier Drogba's recent comments about Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has refused to be drawn on Didier Drogba’s recent comments suggesting that Chelsea lack leadership in the wake of their poor start to the season.

Former Chelsea striker Drogba was quoted as saying that the Blues were full of “big names, big players and big characters” during his time at the club, before pointing out that John Terry is the only remaining player who fits that description.

However, Mourinho opted not to discuss the striker’s comments, claiming that the Ivorian was simply seeking publicity to promote his new book.

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday afternoon: “When you speak because you want to sell books, I don’t read. I don’t read.

“I like good interviews. I like interviews from big guys like Didier with good journalists, newspapers or television. But this is not an interview. It was to sell books.

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“It doesn’t disappoint me. It was just the reality. It was just to sell books. I can analyse Didier’s interview with pleasure, but not Didier selling books.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Sunday lunchtime with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues are looking to continue their recent good run after they backed up their 1-0 win over Norwich City with a 4-0 thrashing of Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Chelsea are currently in 15th place in the table.

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