Jose Mourinho: 'John Terry recovering from self-esteem issues'

Mourinho: 'Terry recovering from self-esteem issues'
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Jose Mourinho claims that John Terry is on the road to recovery after suffering self-esteem issues in recent seasons.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that skipper John Terry is recovering this season after suffering self-esteem issues.

The 32-year-old lost his place in the side under Rafael Benitez last season and has had to deal with various off-the-pitch problems.

His manager insists that he is now over that, and is pleased that Terry is proving himself to still be an important player, having been an ever-present in the league this season.

"[Terry] is recovering his self-esteem," Mourinho told reporters.

"In the last few years he was not playing a lot, he had problems on the pitch, outside the pitch, suspensions, injuries, managers who did not trust him enough. It looked like his career was going in the wrong direction.

"Even I was questioning what was happening [but] I'm happy he's proving he's still a top player. He plays in a position where age doesn't make a huge difference."

Mourinho was speaking ahead of Chelsea's game against Cardiff City this weekend.

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