Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on ‘fantastic’ Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas’ vision, selling Romelu Lukaku [Video]
In Holland for their Eurotrip pre-season, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sat down for an in-depth exclusive interview with Sky Sports.
Mourinho spoke openly and effusively about his summer signings, in particular Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.
Mourinho described Costa as ‘a fantastic player’, who he says his new teammates have been surprised by, such is his technical ability, aside from his team effort and never-say-die attitude.
As for Fabregas, Mourinho described the Catalan as ‘a player who sees things quicker than the majority’, hailing his vision and passing qualities.
Moving on to outgoing players, Mourinho said he and Chelsea wished Romelu Lukaku well after the Belgian left for Everton, while dismissing the notion that he had a fractured relationship with the striker.
Mourinho couldn’t resist a thinly veiled dig at Lukaku though, saying ‘he didn’t want to compete with players of a top dimension, he wanted to play day-in, day-out; and that’s fine’.
On Petr Cech, Mourinho said his feeling is that the Czech will stay, but didn’t exactly dismiss the notion that he could leave either…
Watch Live Stream
- Cesc Fabregas benched again: Watford v Chelsea [Team Sheets]August 20, 2016
- Rumour: Antonio Conte drops Cesc Fabregas for Chelsea v West HamAugust 15, 2016
- More claims Chelsea could sell Cesc Fabregas appear in the Italian pressAugust 14, 2016
- Chelsea offer Juventus a midfielder [Tuttosport]August 12, 2016
- Done Deal: AC Milan sign a Chelsea midfielder on loanAugust 27, 2016
- Chelsea are preparing a €25 million bid for a Lazio defender [Alfredo Pedulla]August 27, 2016
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic top FPL GW3 captain above Sergio Aguero. Mavericks pick Chelsea starAugust 27, 2016
- Chelsea & Arsenal remain interested in James Rodriguez [AS]August 26, 2016
- Chelsea’s Diego Costa causes confusion with Instagram Selfie with brother JairAugust 22, 2016
- Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reveals he tried to re-sign Chelsea striker Diego CostaAugust 19, 2016
- Chelsea’s Diego Costa admits he didn’t know about the new Premier League rulesAugust 18, 2016
- Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he’s being unfairly targeted in England [ESPN Brasil]August 16, 2016