Suggestions of a dispute between Matic and Mourinho has been quashed by the Serbian defender.
Matic, who like a majority of the Chelsea squad has struggled for form at the start of the season was brought off after just 28 minutes of action as a substitute, in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton.
He was also unavailable for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa, but made an appearance in the UCL clash against Dynamo Kiev, has denied talks of a rift with manager, Jose Mourinho.
And Matic himself has moved to quash talk of a rift with Mourinho, saying after that match: “In my life I have never had a problem with any coach, because all coaches respect that I am very professional, I do my best.
“So with Mourinho, it is the same. He knows he can count on me always. He respects that, I respect not only him but all coaches which I’ve had in my life
“We won the Premier League and League Cup together [last season]. We did great things together. I am sure we will continue, maybe this year we will win something also.”
Belgium star Eden Hazard is another to have been dropped by Mourinho due to poor form this season but Matic is adamant he remains one of the world’s best.
“Eden is a great guy, a great player, the best player in the league last year, very important for us,” the former Benfica man continued.
“For the rest, you’d have to ask the coach. I am very happy when I play with him. It’s very simple: you pass him the ball and he always does something. Eden is one of the best players in the world.”.