If the atmosphere in Chelsea’s dressing room was any different, I’ll be worried. Begovic has admitted the atmosphere in the dressing room is flat.
As current holders of the trophy, it is shocking the way their title defense is going. Chelsea have recorded just one win from five matches and sit 17 on the table with just four points.
Mourinho is not blaming his men for the abysmal way they’ve started the season and putting up a bold front that he’s not under pressure.
According to Begovic, the loss is telling on the players and the former Stoke man admits a morale boost is needed in the dressing room.
“That is probably a fair judgement,” the 28-year-old told reporters when asked if the dressing room was flat.
“No one was kicking off in the dressing room – nothing. We had to pick ourselves up. There are lots of games to go, we cannot feel sorry for ourselves or points fingers. We will get that good feeling through the squad again.
“I think we still have good character, guys who believe in themselves, guys who can make a difference and guys who have a lot of confidence. Sometimes, that can be an issue.
“Football is like this and you have your bad spells. We will get it out of our system, kick on and get stronger and stronger as the season goes on.
“We know we can go on a big run. Once things start clicking for us, psychologically, mentally, physically, we can be a very powerful team and everyone knows that.”
Begovic is hopeful Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv will provide the turning point for Chelsea’s season.
He continued: “It is a case of getting going and the season back on track and a good result on Wednesday will get the confidence going again – we need a boost at the moment and hopefully it will come soon.
“Arsenal is a big game and one we look forward to but we cannot look past Wednesday as we want to start that game on a good note. Maccabi will be a good test and it won’t be easy.”