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Mata said that Mourinho didn’t speak to him during his time at Chelsea
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 22 October 2014 02:38
On Monday, Juan Mata, who is very well known with pay per head agents all over the world for his talents on the pitch, said that at Chelsea there was “no relationship” between himself and Jose Mourinho.
In January, the Spanish midfielder left the Blues and joined the ranks of Manchester United as the Portuguese manager apparently froze him out. Mourinho joined Chelsea at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season of the Premier League.
Last season, Mata was only able to play in 13 of the Blues’ first 22 Premier League games, and the coach said many times that the player was not putting enough effort into the game.
And even though the 26-year-old still doesn’t have a starting position, the player believes that he’s better off with United.
“For better or for worse, we had no relationship, there was no dialogue,” said Mata.
“I was not happy, but always gave the most and respected my colleagues. You never know what will happen in life.”
The player then spoke about manager Louis van Gaal: “He has so much experience and I can learn a lot from him. He’s tough when he has to be.
“He says things in a firm way, intensely, but then he’s somebody who is very close with the players. He really likes to talk with us, to ask us what we think about the exercises that we do in training.”
Ever since Mata went to England before the season of 2011-2012, the player was quickly able to earn a lot of fans all over the UK.
However, even though he was only able to play 34 minutes for Spain at the World Cup, the player believes that his talents are not appreciated in his country.
Vicente del Bosque, the coach of Spain’s national team, did not pick Mata since Brazil’s World Cup, and there are many fans out there who wonder if Spain could have fared better in that competition if he would have played more minutes.
“Maybe I feel my values more in England than in Spain,” said Mata.
“Now I have not [been] mentioned but am not looking for excuses or justifications.”
Pay per head agents know very well how talented Mata is, and many believe that the player’s game can improve greatly with United. Many fans also believe that if he says that he feels better at United, it must be for a reason.