Jose Mourinho reveals John Terry's lack of confidence

Chelsea's English defender John Terry celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London on September 28, 2013
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Jose Mourinho reveals that he had to rebuild John Terry's self-confidence when he returned to Chelsea in the summer.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that John Terry's confidence was low when he returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

The Blues defender failed to play regularly under Rafael Benitez last campaign, but has been a key player for the Portuguese so far this season.

"Yes, I had to remind him of his importance to the club when I came in because his self-esteem was a bit affected in relation to last season," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying. "He was a little affected, feeling in a quiet way pain over the doubts about him.

"I'm not here to give him something he doesn't deserve, but I told him if he worked hard from day one, he would play more than last season. He's doing well, behaving well and working well."

Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea between 2004 and 2007.

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