Mata denies Chelsea exit rumours

Juan Mata has dismissed reports that Jose Mourinho wants him out of Chelsea, whilst also reflecting on what makes the Spain national team unique.

The playmaker has enjoyed two productive years at Stamford Bridge, but has been reported in England as one player that the reappointed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would be willing to listen to offers for.

However, the 25-year-old has looked to put those rumours to rest, regarding the former Real Madrid Coach.

“Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out,” Mata told Marca today.

“When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances and with the two years I've spent with the club.

“I have three years left on my contract. I'm very happy with Chelsea.

“Mourinho? I'd prefer to wait until I meet him and work with him before I judge him. That's simple logic.

“Next season? We still need to win the Premier League. It's something I'd really like to do. It must be a great feeling to win a title that so many teams with so much history compete for.”

Mata is currently out in Brazil with the national team ahead of their Confederations Cup campaign that kicks off on Sunday against Uruguay.

For the playmaker, La Roja’s strength comes through in a particular way.

“What makes this team exceptional is seeing people like Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Jesus Navas, Santi Cazorla, Javi Martinez or even myself on the bench.

“Some substitutions are made and the team keeps playing the same, with the same style.

“It's a team that will be difficult to match when it comes to level of players.”

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