The international midfielder of Côte d’Ivoire did not mince words when it came to call the Portuguese manager for respect towards others football characters:
“He is a coach and he should be a little more respectful. He always speaks to everyone and not in a good way. That is why Barcelona always prevailed over Real Madrid when Mourinho was there. I think he speaks even more than before, perhaps because the British press like that,” the African Ballon d’Or 2013 told Daily Mirror.