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Mata: Mourinho will improve me

Juan Mata believes Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will make him a better player.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 20:45 Post Comment

Juan Mata: Jose Mourinho will improve me

Juan Mata: Jose Mourinho will improve me

Mata's omission from Mourinho's preferred starting XI has been one of the biggest talking points of the new Premier League season.

The Spaniard has been outstanding for the Blues in the past two seasons, but Mourinho has openly stated that he prefers Brazilian Oscar as his No 10.

Mourinho says the 25-year-old must adapt with his style, work on his defensive play and become more consistent.

And Mata has vowed to do whatever it takes.

"I will play wherever he demands," Mata told the Sun. "I am young and can still improve. I want to do the same as I did in the last two seasons.

"My dad always said if you are left-footed improve with your right.

"I have to improve defensively, too. Every single player has to. To be the perfect player is very difficult but I have tried throughout my career to improve a lot."

Mourinho picked him out for praise after Mata played in this week's Capital One Cup win over Swindon, praising his attitude and effort.

Mata said: "I think Jose can help me. Every manager can try to improve their players. It's his job to bring the best out of his players.

"Last season was the best in my career, but I could still have done better.

"Jose's a manager who analyses everything, not just in our team. He's a manager who likes intensity, who likes pressure. We have eight months to go to the World Cup and I believe in myself more than ever."

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