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Marko Mitrovic: Villas-Boas ended Chelsea youth hopes

Marko Mitrovic blames Andre Villas-Boas for ending his Chelsea career.

The Swedish striker joined the Blues as a 16 year-old from Malmo and spent five years with the giants before moving onto Brescia.

Explaining the Italy switch, he recalled to Fotbollskanalen: "When Villas-Boas came, all the youths left for other leagues.

"He wanted players who were 30 or older in the team and moved the youth players back to the academy building.

"I suffered this first ankle injury and then couldn't wait for the A team to get a new coach."

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