By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 16:58 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 16:58 GMT, 14 February 2020
Jose Mourinho called Kurt Zouma 'rubbish' after a Chelsea defeat during the Portuguese manager's time at Stamford Bridge.
The former Chelsea boss, who now manages London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, called the Frenchman into his office and criticised him to his face after the Blues lost away from home.
Despite being hurt by the clear criticism, Zouma believes that it was a Mourinho tactic to spur him on to greater things.
Kurt Zouma (right) said that ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) called him rubbish once
The defender told RMC Sport: 'I cannot remember which match we were playing, we were losing 3-1, away from home.'
'The following day, he catches up with me, he takes me to his office, and he asks me if I am ok. I said yes, he