The Chelsea Defender has revealed his relationship with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho brought the Frenchman from St Etienne in 2014, but the journey wasn’t so smooth at the time.
“I cannot remember which match we were playing, we were losing 3-1, away from home,”.
“The following day, he [Mourinho] catches up with me, he takes me to his office, and he asks me if I am ok. I said yes, he asked me if I was sure”.
“I said yes again, he replied ‘Because you were rubbish this weekend.’ Like that, direct”.
“It shocked me, but it made me want to immediately respond on the pitch”.
“I remember that it hurt me, that it affected me. But I really wanted to show him that I could react”.