Former Spain star Gaizka Mendieta has slammed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over his treatment of Juan Mata.

Middlesbrough hero and DJ Mendieta says Mourinho is wasting Mata's talent.

"The Mata situation is quite surprising," he told talkSPORT. "With his performances and the style of football he plays, you would have thought Mourinho would play him more. He has Oscar and Hazard in the same position though.

"It's a waste for himself, the national team and his club to have a player of his ability on the bench."

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