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Mourinho asks that new signing Cuadrado be given time

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists new signing Juan Cuadrado must be given time to adapt to life in the Premier League. "I don't think it's the best thing for him that I speak about expectations," Mourinho said at his Friday press conference.

"He needs his time.

"He is not a panic buy. It's a reaction to (Andre) Schurrle's departure."

On Schurrle, Mourinho said: "We are happy with what he gave us. We are happy with the profit we did in this transfer window."

Mourinho has not spoken to the media since the post-match press conference following that match on January 27. The following day he was also fined £25,000 by the FA over his claims that there was a "campaign" against his club.

When asked about his reasons for not speaking to the media, he said: "Because if you want, you can make a silence very noisy.

"You could make noise with my silence. It depends on you (the journalists).

"If I was a journalist I could make from silence lots of words."

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