Former Chelsea midfielder Deco has hailed Jose Mourinho for his incredible ability to use press to his own advantage. The Portugal star has no doubt, that only the Special One knows the press really well.
Deco who worked under Mourinho at Porto and Chelsea is convinced that even if Mourinho is recently shocking everybody with his controversial comments he knows perfectly what he is doing.
Deco told ESPN:
“Mourinho is probably the only coach that knows the press really well and he manages to use them to his own advantage,”
“He thinks out what they are going to talk about and he uses this. Then the whole thing becomes a game, a marketing stunt.”
“Sometimes he uses the press as a channel through which to motivate his players. I think he can perhaps go a bit too far with this, but he knows exactly what he’s doing and he plays with the press all the time.”
“I remember when we were at Porto and there was the rivalry with Benfica. He was a master in using the press in an unbelievable way.”
Former Portugal star has recalled times of playing under Mourinho :
“He was not someone who talked a lot with the players,”
“He just used to talk a bit during the week and then on matchday there was not much more to say.”
“If you were to speak to all the players up until Real Madrid, everyone would have something good to say about him. They all loved him. But I’m not sure after Madrid. I don’t think Real was good for him.”