Boss pleased with new recruits.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that the club’s transfer dealings so far have given them the jump on their rivals during the early stages of the pre season, Sky Sports reports.
The club have already recruited Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer this summer, and will likely try to bring in just one more new addition.
Mourinho had stated that the club were only interested in bringing in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, and with no players due to leave the west London outfit either, the special one has indicated that it is time to step up the preparations for the upcoming season.
“The sooner you have the players, the better,” said Mourinho. “You know the squad you have, you know what you have to work with, you have time for that.
“Many clubs are waiting to the last moment to make their decisions. The problem is that those decisions affect not just one or two clubs, but a lot of them.
“The one who sells has to go and buy, then they have to buy to replace, so no club is safe.
“Until the last minute somebody can go there and steal a player. I don’t mean steal a player, but steal the balance that a manager has when he’s working with a team.
“In that aspect, we are lucky because we don’t have players to sell, so none of my players is leaving under any circumstances.
“That’s good for me, but many teams will be until the last moment under pressure, without knowing how the squad is going to be.”
Mourinho also laughed off suggestions that he has already began to engage in mind games with new Manchester United boss David Moyes after he praised the former Everton man for following in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season.
When asked at a press conference on Monday, the Blues manager said; “If to say that my colleague in Man United is a great coach, he deserves success, he deserves time to work, he didn’t win trophies at Everton because it’s difficult to win trophies there… If to speak good about him is to play mind games, what do you say if I speak bad about him?
“The best thing is not to speak, and if I don’t speak nobody says nothing.”