Chelsea midfielder, Nemanja Matic feels his performance so far has been much better than last season after overcoming the humiliation he suffered in the hands of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The incident occurred last October when the Serbian was brought on at halftime against Southampton and was taken off after 28 minutes and the Serbian admitted he felt bad after the incident but feels proud about the way he reacted.

He said “I felt terrible to be subbed, to be honest. I am a man first of all and of course I felt bad at that moment. But as you know, I didn’t react, I stayed professional. Normally some of the players react to that and cause some problems but as you can see I didn’t react and showed respect for the coach and for the club and my team. It was very hard. You have to play and see how it feels. I knew I did the right thing when I sat on the bench. I knew I did the right thing and I am proud that I didn’t react.”

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Speaking on Chelsea’s great form, he said

“As you can see, we have improved a lot game but that is normal. We had a new coach at the beginning of the season and every day we work on that to see what he wants from us and day by day, we are better and better and we show that on the pitch.

“We are in a good way. We are improving as a team. Also individually, I feel that everyone is one step better than before and much better. Of course everyone feels better when you win the games.I always try to give my best and work hard and with this season, with better results, it feels better. This season I am physically better and with the results comes confidence. I hope to continue like this.”

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