Video: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho describes his squad as ‘beautiful, young eggs’
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has compared his squad to young eggs that he’s taking care of until they are ready to hatch.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Czech side Viktoria Plzen, Mourinho suggested he was a dad to the young eggs among his squad.
He said: “Beautiful young eggs, eggs that need a mum, in this case a dad, to take care of them, to keep them warm during the winter, to bring the blankets and to work and improve them and one day we’ll arrive in a moment when the weather changes, the sun rises, we break the eggs and the eggs are ready to go for life at the top level.”
If that sounds strange, it’s not quite as weird as it might appear. It was a reference to comments made during his first stint at the club when he compared his players to eggs.
On that occasion he said: “It is omelettes and eggs. No eggs – no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs.
“In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes.
“So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.”