Ghana international Baba Rahman says that Chelsea players are united for under-fire manager Jose Mourinho following their 2-1 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Match-Day-Four.
Having lost six of his opening 11 matches in the premier league and having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Stoke, Mourinho’s position at Stamford Bridge has come under scrutiny with reports of dressing room unrest emerging the build-up to the midweek European encounter.
However, Willian’s late free-kick winner ultimately spared handed the Blues an important win going into the weekend premier league game against the Potters just before the next international break and Baba has stressed the players are ready to fight for their gaffer.
“There is a sense of relief and happiness and everyone is smiling. The game was tight and the win was very good for the team and for the fans and we are all happy,” Baba told the official Chelsea website after the Dynamo win.
“We play for the manager and for the club and we just want to fight for the club, and now we are looking to take this form into the Premier League.
“I don’t think the criticism has much effect on the players because the manager tells us what to do and everyone believes in the manager and we are doing what he tells us.”
Baba then went on to reveal that he is having a great time at Stamford Bridge since he joined from Augsburg in the summer.
“I felt the togetherness the first day I came here and the guys received me very well. As you can see on the pitch, when a goal is scored we are together,” he added.
“They are saying I did well and I should keep it up and improve. I am doing quite good but I think I have to improve my game and we will see what happens.”
The Premier League champions are currently placed 15th on the premier league log with 11 points after 11 matches played so far.