Jose Mourinho loves to come up with one-liners to both puzzle and entertain the world.
He’s done it again.
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In a jovial mood at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in the suburbs of London on Friday, Mourinho was asked about the transfer market and if other Premier League teams doing plenty of business this summer would impact how the 2014-15 PL champions did business.
Not at all. Plus, Mourinho is now a financial analyst too…
“The market is difficult,” Mourinho said. “I can imagine that, this summer, it will be like Wall Street collapsing. I can imagine that some clubs are coming into the market with such determination that they will disrupt the market and take it in unexpected directions. But we are in a good situation. We have this stability in our squad. We don’t need dramatic changes. We have to be loyal to our players because we believe in them. What other clubs are going to do is not going to affect our direction. If others buy 10 players each, that will not push us to do things we don’t want to do. We are stable.”
So with Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool linked with big money bids for Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba over the summer, Mourinho isn’t too worried as other teams try to catch up with the PL leaders.
On Friday Mourinho gave an update on his summer transfer plans and for the most part he intends to stick with what he’s got.
Should Chelsea be more worried about other big teams going out and spending big this summer to close the gap? Or is the squad Mourinho has built good enough to withstand heavy spending from their nearest rivals?