Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel admits falling out with Jose Mourinho.
The Nigeria captain made just five appearances under the Portuguese boss before he was given the axe as Blues boss.
Mikel said: “I think confidence is everything, if a manager doesn’t believe in you, trust me there’s no way you can succeed.
“Even if you do things right he would always make sure he finds fault.”
“People change in any walk of life, maybe he decided he wanted to do better in a different way and he didn’t need m e anymore.
“ H e didn’t have the belief t h a t he had in me before, wh i c h is fine because every manager has players that they have trust in.
“It is a tough business, football, so when a manager comes in he wants to have people he believes in. If he doesn’t believe in you he doesn’t play you. And I think it’s all about a manager giving a player confidence.”