Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Caught out: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, pictured here arriving at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport on Monday, has been filmed criticising the ability of his strikers
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is said to be angry that remarks he made in a private conversation which undermine his strikers had been secretly filmed and broadcast.

Mourinho, who arrived with his team at Istanbul ahead of UEFA Champions League round of 16 against host,Galatasaray, was caught in conversation with the boss of Swiss watch-makers Hublot, explaining that Chelsea did not have anyone to score goals.

He also joked that Samuel Eto’o was probably older than 32 and hinted that an ideal solution may be to sign Radamel Falcao because the Colombian deserved a bigger audience than he had at Monaco.
Rare sight: Eto'o has only managed six top-flight goals since joining Mourinho at Chelsea last summer

‘The problem with Chelsea is I lack a scorer,’ said  Mourinho (right), speaking in French. ‘I have Eto’o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?’

On Falcao, signed from Porto for £50million last year and understood to be among Chelsea’s top targets, he added: ‘I need a striker. Falcao needs a club. 

A player like him cannot play in front of 3,000 people. Monaco is a club to end (your career with).’ 

Superstar: Mourinho hinted that he'd like to sign Radamel Falcao, who joined French side Monaco for £50million last summer
The inference is clear for Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba ahead of Wednesday's last-16 Champions League first leg against Galatasaray.

The conversation was recorded by French broadcasters Canal+ in Switzerland on February 17 and appeared as a video clip on their website. It has since been removed but Mourinho’s words had already been well circulated, much to his embarrassment.
Friends reunited: Chelsea will face their former striker Didier Drogba in Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Galatasaray

The incident has darkened his mood on the eve of a reunion with Didier Drogba, the Galatasaray striker and Chelsea legend of the first Mourinho era. Drogba left Stamford Bridge in 2012 and the club have yet to replace his immense presence.

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