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Jose Mourinho has opened up on the highly controversial transfer saga involving Chelsea and Liverpool over the transfer of Steven Gerrard.
The Liverpool captain came close to moving to Stamford Bridge back in 2005 when he was on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest midfielders in the world. Gerrard was yet to enter into his peak back then, but he had just helped Liverpool win the European cup on a famous night in Istanbul. Chelsea reportedly made an offer of £ 30 million and the transfer was close to being completed before Gerrard pulled out of the deal.
Mourinho has accepted that the failure to get the former England international remains as the biggest regret that he has had in his managerial career. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who appeared to suggest that the Portuguese boss was having its huge influence on players appearing for their national teams. Ramos comments came after both Chelsea players – Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas – pulled out of the national team duty despite having played for Chelsea only a few days before the international squad announcement. It was also not surprising to see Costa and Fabregas back and playing during the weekend against West Brom. Mourinho, though, says that both players were assessed by the team doctors and deemed not fit enough for international duty.
He also claims that Ramos may be a great defender, but he is not a doctor by profession. Hence, he should not be making ill-advised comments about other professionals. Ramos was managed by Mourinho during his three years at Real Madrid, but it is often held that the Portuguese did not get along well with the Spanish contingent at the club. Mourinho has quoted the example of Vincent Kompany, who did not appear for the Belgian national team’s Euro 2016 qualifying matches but was present for Manchester City’s home match against Swansea on Saturday.
Costa and Fabregas have been vital players for Chelsea this campaign. The striker recently scored his 11th league goal in 10 matches against West Brom.”Since I’ve known Sergio Ramos he has been a fantastic football player, but he is not a doctor.
He is not a doctor and I am the same. I do my job the best I can but I am not a doctor.My doctor and the doctor of the Spanish national team, they had the scans and they decided that the player was not in the condition to play.I am nobody to go against it and I don’t think Sergio did a medicine Masters in the last couple of years to understand about it,” said Mourinho.
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Petr Cech. This is the name of a player who has done so much with and for Chelsea. The Czcech has made over 320 league appearances with the Blue jersey and has lifted the Premier League title on 3 different occasions as well as also having the chance of winning the Champions League silverware.
These are just some of the accomplishments and milestones that Cech has made with Chelsea but it’s starting to look like it’s only a matter of time until the experienced goal-keeper decides to end his career with the Premier League club.
The return of the Belgian shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois has seen Petr Cech dropping from the main team to a spot in the sidelines of the team.
Courtois at the age of 22 is making a thunderous wave across Europe with sublime performances almost every week and every match he performs in.
It does not look like Petr Cech has any future at Stamford Bridge and now rumors are starting to flood the internet as to which club will be his next one with Real Madrid being a possible destination.
Carlo Ancelotti is well aware of everything that Petr Cech can add into any squad as the Italian manager worked alongside with Cech a few years ago when they trained alongside each other at Stamford Bridge in 2010.
Real Madrid is a possible club that Petr Cech could join if he continues his current situation in Chelsea where he has to play mostly as a back-up option. Cech has already revealed his displeasure being only a player that sits on the sidelines and he will move away from Stamford Bridge if things continue how they currently are.
32 years of age for a goal-keeper isn’t too high as players in this position of the pitch can usually continue performing at a high level even at this age. Petr Cech remains being one of the best goal-keepers in the world and if he indeed does wants to be transferred out from Chelsea; there will surely be a list of clubs interested in signing him.
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Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has played down talk of a rift between him and his former manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea decided not to extend the contract of Eto’o, who had initially joined the blues on a one-year contract last summer. As a free agent, Eto’o recently completed a move to Everton in order to team up with Romelu Lukaku, another player with Chelsea links. Both players could come up against their former club for the first time, as Chelsea visit Goodison Park. This has traditionally been a very difficult match for the blues, but Mourinho has been confident ahead of encounter.
Eto’o was one of the best strikers at Chelsea last season, as he overshadowed both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba in terms of goalscoring prowess. Despite being 33 years old, Eto’o managed to score 9 Premier league goals with most of them coming in the second half of the season. This return included goals-against the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester United. It is widely considered that Eto’o was allowed to leave Chelsea due to his fallout with Mourinho, who questioned the striker’s age in a private interview that was later leaked. After having praised Mourinho a lot in recent years, Eto’o chose to stick with the same as he thanked the Portuguese for bringing him to the Premier League.
“I am not concerned about that aspect of it, that it is against my ex-team. The important thing is to integrate myself into my team-mates’ way of working and get myself ready during the training and preparation, potentially, for that match. The only thing I have to say vis-a-vis Jose Mourinho is to thank him. It is down to Jose Mourinho that I had the opportunity to be accepted and integrated into the Premier League, to play some great matches. That is the end of the discussion,” said Eto’o.