“There were leaders. Terry, Lampard, Essien, Drogba, Ballack – there were leaders in there.
“In training, people were smashing the hell out of each other. I remember Essien snapping Shevchenko in half.
“Tal Ben Haim going through Drogba, Drogba getting up saying, ‘I want to kill him’. Mourinho saying, ‘I need him on Saturday, you can kill him next week’.”
“But he (Mourinho) loved that, I think he thrived off that, and I don’t think he’s getting that at the moment at Tottenham.”
And after losing his third straight game, the Spurs are now languishing in eighth position on the table which leaves their title contention in limbo.
And this has begun to put pressure on the 57-year-old tactician who started the season with a lot of promises having stayed at the top of the log for a couple of weeks before their performances nosedived.
Jose Mourinho enjoyed success with Drogba at Chelsea but the former Blues boss was initially questioned by the Chelsea hierarchy why he wanted to sign the Ivorian.
The Portuguese tactician who was in charge of Porto in 2003 when he first met the Ivorian claimed that Chelsea chiefs raised concerns as regards why he opted to sign the Ivorian.
Mourinho also narrated what he saw in the player that prompted him to make a move while he played for French club Marseille.
The pair married on June 12, 2011, in Monaco in the presence of selected guests, but player claims they have separated after 20 years of togetherness.
Although he did not explain reasons for their separation, the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award recipient, however, noted that it was a difficult decision.