Kurt Zouma has opened up about a particular incident between him and Jose Mourinho after he put in a particularly poor performance away from home.
“I cannot remember which match we were playing, we were losing 3-1, away from home,” Zouma told RMC Sport .
“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.”