Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in another dig at Paris Saint-Germain, as he said that his players won’t be receiving a bonus if they progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League against PSG.
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It was revealed that the Ligue 1 champions have used a wage bonus as an extra incentive for the team to beat the Blues in the last 16 second-leg on Wednesday night, with £180,000 to be pocketed if they come up trumps.
Mourinho, however, has claimed that his players will only earn a bonus if they win the Champions League – with the Stamford Bridge boss insisting that the “pride of success” means more to his side than money.
The 52-year-old was asked in his press conference on Tuesday if he agreed with bonuses for progressing in the knock-out stages, and said: “No. If somebody puts on the table €250,000 to win a certain match it’s nice but I think professionalism goes beyond that,” as quoted by the Guardian.
“Don’t take this the wrong way but, for me, what’s more important is the happiness and pride of success, more than the money.”