Mata missed the victory over Hull City.
"It was a very good start in the game against Hull," he told chelseafc.com. "The first 30 minutes were amazing. The team pushed, pressed and recovered the ball very high and scored two goals, it could have been even more and we played well. In the second half they improved and we were a bit slow, we didn't have the rhythm but it was enough to get the three points.
"Now I am looking forward to being involved. It was better to stop and I didn't go to the national team, but now I am ready to play."
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