Jose Mourinho has a certain type of favourite player and it's easy for football fans in England to work that out now. He wants someone completely committed to the cause, someone who would run through a brick wall and rather lose a tooth than see the opposition score. Of course Mourinho has time for the more delicate flowers but if he were to design his own footballer then grit and determination would figure pretty highly.

It's why he loves players like John Terry and Diego Costa. Mourinho has a thing about footballers proving they're real men, hence the shirt off celebrations, muscle flexing, he ordered from his Chelsea team during the first time he was in charge of the Premier League club.

The commitment isn't just expected in matches but in training too and Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has been left under no illusions about what is expected of him. The youngster has been speaking to De Telegraaf in Holland and told them "The way he says things, makes everything clear in training. For example, if you withdraw your foot, then he gets angry. He loves people who give everything every moment and then he shows that he wants you."

Ake said it's automatic for many players to go along with that which shows how Mourinho instills the grit and fighting spirit into his teams. The 19 year old was expected to go out on loan this season but Mourinho has decided to keep him around the place and Ake knows he can learn from people such as John Terry "In a practice match against Real Sociedad during pre-season, JT was in the game only by talking to me and he tried to help me. He really helps the younger guys with everything and talks to you about what you need to work on."

It's difficult to make the breakthrough at Chelsea and Ake says that Terry has told him to take the most of every single opportunity. 

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