A player who has ample experience of working under the Portuguese tactician offers a glimpse of his mindset.
Jose Mourinho doesn’t care about playing “good or bad football” rather all he cares about is winning, says Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Mourinho has at times been criticized for setting up his teams quite defensively or playing “unattractive” or “dull” football. However, those pointing fingers at him are quickly silenced when reminded of his glittering trophy cabinet.
The 58-year-old has had stints at a number of the world’s most elite clubs including Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United, and has led his teams to a combined 25 trophies.
He’s no stranger to individual accolades either, having won Premier League Manager of the Season, Serie A Coach of the Year, UEFA Manager of the Year, and FIFA World Coach of the Year, among a host of other awards.
“Mourinho is very ambitious, he always wants to win,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sport Italia. “He doesn’t care if we play good or bad football, it’s all about the three points.
“Everyone knows he has won almost everything there is to win.
“I don’t want to talk about the past, we discussed it together and started from scratch on a different level. I know what he asks of his players and I am ready to give my all.”