Mesut Ozil says Jose makes outrageous statements in the media after a loss deliberately, he knows media will mock him for ages over those and that’s what the headlines will be dedicated to for the next few weeks and not on the players who would have otherwise been in the headlines for the performance.
He sacrifices his dignity to protect the players. He says Jose is a chilled guy, he doesn’t have any rules in the dressing room, you can go out, party, text, call in the dressing room, turn up late to training, as long as you give 200 percent on the pitch, it doesn’t matter to him.
But he will abuse and insult you horribly in front of other players if he felt you are slacking and not living up to your potential. Ozil says Jose is the most honest manager he has ever come across. He says what he feels, doesn’t talk behind back and he gives his best at bringing the best out of players.
* Talking about how Jose broke Pep, he says, Jose realized that Barca are impregnable and Pep’s main weapon is his single-minded focus on the football. So, he started personal attacks on Pep in the interviews, to distract Pep. To shake his focus. It worked. Pep was rattled, outraged.
Pep’s focus was distracted. And Barca’s dominance over Real was broken. Jose knows exactly what he is doing, whenever he talks shit, he has a plan.