Mata says first Chelsea season surpassed expectations

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata says this season has surpassed his expectations. Mata is preparing for Saturday's Champions League final at Bayern Munich.

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata says this season has surpassed his expectations.

Mata is preparing for Saturday's Champions League final at Bayern Munich.

Mata said: “I always had confidence in myself but never expected to do this well in my first season, play a lot of games and to win the FA Cup.

“We still have to play in the Champions League final, so it could be very special.

“When you are new in a dressing room, in another country, it is important for people to help you; and the players have done that. That’s why I had the capacity to adapt quickly.”

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