Chelsea dismiss Mutu blame
By Rob Haley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea cannot be blamed for Adrian Mutu's cocaine shame.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that the club cannot be blamed for Adrian Mutu's cocaine shame.
Mourinho defended the club's code of discipline and the education available to players to help guide them through their professional careers.
"I think a professional player has to be aware of what he can do and what he should do," said the former Porto coach.
"In our academy, the director has been working very hard to teach this kind of information to the kids because it is as important as technical and tactical aspects.
"I want to teach our kids how to behave as professionals in the future.
"But I am a manger of 24 players and I do not know what they are doing every minute of every day and what they are doing in their private life.
"It is impossible to control it. I see their commitment in training and they are exceptional professionals who can do everything.
"We have a rule book and a rule book means a lot."
However, Mourinho was sensitive to the fact that everybody makes mistakes.
"I think a man or a boy of 21 or so will be the same whether they are footballers, students or a journalist. They all have the same needs and desires and influences."
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