Chelsea ace Mata confident of place in Mourinho plans

Juan Mata is convinced of his place in Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's plans.

Juan Mata is convinced of his place in Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's plans.

The midfielder, who was a target for Barcelona, insists he is relishing the prospect of working under a coach of the Special One’s immense standing and calibre.

Mata, 25 said: “I met with Jose on my first day in training. I think he’s a great manager who did a really great job the last time he was here.

“The break was really good for me. I had time to rest and disconnect from football – but now I am back at Chelsea and really looking forward to the new season.

“I’m really excited about it and I’m very happy to be here.”

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