The former England captain found himself primarily among the substitutes during interim boss Rafa Benitez’s reign at Stamford Bridge, which led to criticism from the Chelsea faithful.
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"I am a coach who looks for a meritocracy," Mourinho told Punto Pelota. "Whoever I think is best must play - without looking at status or the past. You play as you train, it is a normal situation.
"As it was normal for me to leave [Marco] Materazzi, a mythical player at Inter Milan, on the bench. Or like Benitez this year at Chelsea with Terry.
"The fans can think that Iker is better than Diego [Lopez]. I accept that, but I am the coach. If they play or not, that is a problem for the player."