Ramires says Chelsea’s players have “not lost a bit of trust” in Jose Mourinho despite the club’s poor start to the new Premier League season.
Mourinho is as short as 5/2 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, despite Chelsea releasing a statement in support of their manager after a 3-1 defeat to Southampton at Stamford Bridge left them 16th after eight games.
Ramires has now joined Diego Costa in speaking out in support of Mourinho.
“We’ve not lost a bit of trust in Jose. Everyone trusts him. We think he is the best manager for us,” Ramires said.
“Obviously when things don’t go the way that everyone expects, a lot of questions are asked. But we still trust him.
“I understand perfectly where he is coming from with what he said regarding where, if he didn’t have the confidence of the players he would step aside. But that’s not the case at all. We are all together.
“Maybe it’s a shared guilt because when things don’t go the way that everyone expects, people look at the players and the manager. But we are all working together to get out of this situation – we want to be at the top of the table, not the bottom.”
Mourinho ‘needs a reaction’
Ramires, like Costa, has also defended Mourinho’s criticism of certain players, insisting it is an understandable reaction to some poor performances.
“I think it very normal when we are not playing well and we are losing for the manager to take it out on the players. He needs to get a reaction,” Ramires added.
“Maybe some players are not doing what he expects them to do so that’s why he is on top of us, on top of things, trying to get a reaction because he knows he can get the best out of us.
“So we all need to calm down and we can get out of this.
“Obviously when you lose a few games in a row the confidence level goes a bit low. We’ve not had the chance to win a few games in a row and get back that confidence.
“As far as the mood is concerned, it is fine.
“We are training and working hard. We are doing the best we can to get out of this situation that we have put ourselves in. We have not produced good performances but we are working on it.”
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