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The 51-year-old Portuguese boss, now back with former club Chelsea was not impressed with his players' attitude during his time in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that several of his players at Real Madrid cared more about their public appearance than about winning trophies.

The Portuguese coach left Los Blancos for Stamford Bridge last summer after three years in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu and he was not impressed by the attitude shown by his squad during his time at the club.

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"Lots of times at Real Madrid, the players would be queuing in front of the mirror before the game while the referee waited for them in the tunnel," Mourinho told Esquire.

"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.

"I'm a manager since 2000 so I'm in my second generation of players.

"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."

Mourinho won one La Liga title, the Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de Espana during his three years at Madrid.

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