Chelsea midfielder John Obi-Mikel has talked up Jose Mourinho’s influence on the team.
He says that the self proclaimed 'Special One' motivates the players to give their best performances.
The Stamford Bridge club have been in fine form since the arrival of the 50-year-old manager with Fernando Torres performing better with each game.
And Mikel has revealed what lies behind the huge success; he says that the players get motivated just seeing Mourinho.
“Whenever you see him, you see motivation. You see him walking around the place…motivation," the midfielder said.
“He walks around the place full of energy, full of confidence. And really, he is not doing it for himself but for you to see how he goes about his business and he wants you to emulate that into yourself and start behaving in a similar way.
"This is because confidence can lead you to so many places that you never thought you could go and it is just brilliant to work with him again.
“And now that he is back, we hope that we can continue winning the trophies that we won since he left."
The Nigeria international also added that the Portuguese coach has infused the players with a winning mentality again
“This game is all about winning and the manager that brought this transformation of winning to this club is back now,” he added.
"He still has the same idea of how he wants us to approach every game with a win, win mentality.
"I came to this club at 18 and he made me to think win, win, win."
Unfortunately Mourinho couldn't motivate his side to victory against Newcastle today, with the Blues going down 2-0 at St. James' Park.
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