Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t play mind games.
Mourinho admits that he does try to influence opinions and personalities in the build up to big matches.
But the Portuguese doesn’t call it mind games.
Mourinho told Esquire: “It’s not mind games; I don’t try to do that.
“The period before the game can be important to influence opinions, characters, personalities, feelings and, of course, I use that to touch my players, to touch opponents, to touch supporters.
“But for me, the only game in football is the 90-minutes game.”