Chelsea star Oscar has admitted that he is scared of Jose Mourinho when he gets angry, according to Standard Sport.
The Blues incurred the wrath of their boss after a dismal showing meant they lost 2-0 to Newcastle at the weekend, scuppering their chances of going temporarily to the top of the Premier League.
And 21-year-old Oscar was quick to confirm that the players will be doing all they can to avoid the 'hairdryer' treatment during tonight's Champions League fixture with Schalke.
The Brazilian youngster said it was scary when Mourinho blows his top, but did concede that the team had deserved their dressing down at the weekend.
"Mr Mourinho has been very angry since the Newcastle game, very angry indeed and frustrated. We know his personality and it is scary when he’s angry like this," he said.
“But it’s normal because he knows the quality of the players and how good we can be. That’s his personality, he gets results, he’s a good manager so we know that we’ve done wrong.
“It’s his job to get angry with us when we don’t do well. If we’d perhaps played great football and lost at Newcastle, it could have been put down to one of those things. But we’re a great team who didn’t play well and were punished.
“We’re all angry with ourselves and are upset. I am upset also. We have come into training since then and have got all our heads together."
Oscar also reiterated the fact that no one's position is assured at Stamford Bridge, as Mourinho boasts quality running all the way through to the reserves.
“The rule in football is that whenever you lose, you’ve got to prove what you’re made of in the following game," he added.
“Mr Mourinho felt like he made 11 mistakes in selection because we didn’t play well enough, so now whoever is selected will be keen to play at the level they are capable of so we can win. It’s important for us to beat Schalke because then we can stay top of the group.”
Chelsea go into tonight's game knowing that they can improve their qualification chances massively with a win. They're currently joint top of Group E on six points, but will want to rule out the chance of a nervy last two games.