Arsenal defender William Gallas claimes that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tried to get the press and fans against him, while he was playing for the club.
“Mourinho is a good trainer but he is fickle with his players. What has happened to me has happened in the past to Ricardo Carvalho, Mateja Kezman, Paulo Ferreira, Asier Del Horno and Hernan Crespo. He uses us for his convenience.”, Gallas told the People.
“The threat of making me play in the reserves is incredible when you consider what I have given to this club.
“In the last few years I have had offers from Italy and Spain but I have stayed loyal to Chelsea. But this has counted for nothing with Mourinho and that is sad.
“I have survived the last few weeks taking one day at a time believing that in the end things would work out for the best.
“After the World Cup I have gone through an incredible situation at Chelsea.
“Mourinho has pressured me constantly as if he wanted to get the press and the fans against me. I don’t understand it.
“In the dressing room my teammates have been supportive but Mourinho is the boss and so nobody has spoken out for me. In football terms, Chelsea was great for me because I won things there but it was as if I had become a nuisance for Mourinho and I don’t understand why.
“Now I just need to start giving the performances on the pitch for Arsenal. I hope I win over the fans and they forget my past as a Blue.”
Gallas was signed by Arsenal in a deal where the club got the player plus £5 million from Chelsea, in in exchange for Ashley Cole.