Footballers 'plagued' by desire for wealth and celebrity

Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho says players need to focus on winning games instead of spending time styling themselves in front of mirrors ahead of matches.

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Mourinho: Players queue in front of the mirror before games

What I feel is that before, players were trying to make money during their career, be rich at the end of their career. But in this moment, the people who surround them try to make them rich before they start their career.

They try to make them rich when they sign their first contract, when they didn't play one single match in the Premier League, when they don't know what it is to play in the Champions League.

This puts the clubs in difficult conditions sometimes.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho added that players would be "queuing in front of the mirror before the game" while the referee waited for them in the tunnel during his time in Spain.

But that's how society is now. Young people care a lot about this: they are twentysomething and I am 51 and if I want to work with kids I have to understand their world.

How can I stop my players on the bus doing, er, what do you call?... Twitters and these things? How can I stop them if my daughter and my son do the same? So, I have to adapt to the moment.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager

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