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Xavi: Mou's Philosophy Has Changed For The Worse

FC Barcelona legend Xavi has criticised Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's new footballing philosophy. 

Read: Xavi Reveals Pep Stopped Him From Joining Bayern

The former Catalan club skipper recalled when Mourinho worked at Barcelona as Louis van Gaal's assistant, and spoke about how the Portuguese boss' style has changed to become all about winning any cost.

"He helped us for the three years he was with us," he told the Daily Star.

"We spoke the same language then, we thought the same things. He came to Barca B and worked with the Barca philosophy.

"Now he sees it another way, where winning is above everything else.

"That's not how we see it. We start with how.

"I can't understand football a different way. But I respect Mou.

"We greet each other at the Ballon d'Or."

Read: Mourinho Headed For Chelsea's Exit Door?

Mourinho's Chelsea are sitting 17th in the Premier League standings, and have recorded only one win so far this season.

Do you think, for Mourinho, football is all about winning and not about the beauty of the game? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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