Chelsea star praises "father figure" Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea defender Juan Cuadrado feels that manager Jose Mourinho is like a father figure to the players.

Chelsea defender Juan Cuadrado feels that manager Jose Mourinho is like a father figure to the players and feels the Portuguese coach has helped him adapt to life in the English Premier League since his January arrival from from Fiorentina.

In an interview with Win Sports upon the Colombian national team's arrival in Bahrain, Cuadrado spoke about his first few months at Chelsea and feels he's starting to find his footing at Stamford Bridge.

"I'm happy.  I'm calm, I'm adapting much more to the city, the style of play and my new teammates."

Cuadrado went to add that manager Jose Mourinho has played the biggest role in his ability to adapt swiftly to the team and admits that the Jose Mourinho on the training ground and in the dressing room is much different that his portrayal in the media.

"I need to be patient, I'm starting from scratch.  In the short time I've known Mourinho, he's had a major impact.  He's an excellent person.  He acts differently with the media, but with the player he's like a father."

Cuadrado then revealed that Mourinho has encouraged the 26-year-old to get more involved in the attack and try to score more.

"Mourinho has asked me to score more and in order to score, you need to be more involved in the attack."

Cuadrado was officially presented by Chelsea this past 2nd February for a fee of £23.3 million and has since made four Premier League appearances and won hist first title after just one month at the club.

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