Mata’s absence from the Chelsea first team has created the illusion that he’s not wanted by Jose Mourinho, which has led to empty rumours of teams that could try and snap him up this winter.
Mourinho has been very clear that he wants Mata to work on various aspects of his game to fit in with the way he wants Chelsea to play and the player himself has been very clear that his only focus is success with the club.
Writing in a personal blog, the midfielder also hints that he may spend the rest of his career in West London, proving the determination and passion he has to succeed in a Mourinho driven team.
“It would be very specialto end my careerhaving won all the different competitions in the English football,” he writes as per blogs.grada360.com.
Considering Chelsea’s reluctance to see a player leave and join another rival in English football, think the Demba Ba loan to Arsenal, it would therefore be surprising if he fulfils his ambitions with any other English side.
The Spaniard is set to start in Chelsea’s League Cup tie against Swindon town tomorrow, which will give him a chance to put in a world class performance to show why he should also be starting in the Premier League.
His aim for that competition is quite clear, get to the final. Mata speaks of his ambition to play in a final at Wembley, something that would be pointless if he was thinking of leaving before the end of the season.
“I haven’t been able to win this tournament (League Cup) with Chelsea yet. In my first two years we couldn’t get to play the final at Wembley. As it is also the case with the Premier League, I would love to add this trophy to my record,” he adds.
Chelsea’s chances of winning the League Cup are as good as any other side because they have a very good, large squad and they remain in a solid position to win the Premier League despite not having the best start to the season.
Hopefully now we will see an end to the suggestions that he could play for Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Napoli or any other side that apparently has an interest in him.
Mourinho has never said his career at Chelsea is finished. He’s challenged him to change and a few games out of the first team doesn’t make him any less of a world class midfielder than he is.
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