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Mourinho: Tottenham are the champions of the transfer window but I’ll unleash Eto’o against Everton

By SAMI MOKBEL

PUBLISHED: 12:55 GMT, 13 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:47 GMT, 13 September 2013

Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham to have had the greatest success in the summer transfer window, even with the departure of Gareth Bale.

Bale’s exit to Real Madrid for a world-record fee prompted Spurs to spend big on several expensive recruits like the £30million Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen and for all that Chelsea also strengthened, Mourinho believes it is their London rivals who came off better.

‘Tottenham are the champions by a distance,’ Mourinho said. ‘They bought six, seven, eight international players.’

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Focused: Jose Mourinho will be keen for Chelsea to continue their promising start to the season

Focused: Jose Mourinho will be keen for Chelsea to continue their promising start to the season

 

 
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Bale’s arrival at Real also sparked the £42.5m exit of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal and, given he was a key player under the Portuguese at the Bernabeu, Mourinho was surprised they chose to sell him. 

‘I’m surprised Madrid let Ozil go,’ he said. ‘That’s football. 

‘Mesut left a big club but comes to the biggest league in the world to a club with big ambitions. He was happy to do it. I have good memories with him, I wish him well, but not that well because he plays for a direct rival.’

While Chelsea signed Samuel Eto’o, and Romelu Lukaku was in turn loaned to Saturday’s opponents Everton, talented Spaniard Juan Mata was repeatedly linked with a transfer elsewhere. 

 
Friends reunited: New Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is delighted to be working under Jose Mourinho once again

Friends reunited: New Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o is delighted to be working under Jose Mourinho once again

 

 

 
Big-money signing: Mesut Ozil, who Mourinho once worked with, has the ability to transform Arsenal's season

Big-money signing: Mesut Ozil, who Mourinho once worked with, has the ability to transform Arsenal’s season

 

Mourinho stopped short of saying he would be a first-team regular this season but he did say he features in his plans.

He said: ‘Mata is a player I like very much, he is player I trust a lot and he will fight for his position. He will be a player who sometimes starts, or on the bench. But sometimes he won’t be selected like everyone else. With so many games I will make strange decisions in your eyes. Sometimes I think further than just the next match.

‘It was not so hard a decision (to let Lukaku leave) because he was keen to do it. The kid wants to play every weekend. I don’t know if Everton have promised him that. He is a great kid and that’s why we don’t want to sell him. We didn’t when we had proposals to do it.

 
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Romelu Lukaku
 

In his plans? Mourinho insists he hopes to keep both Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku in the long-term

 

Chelsea travel to Goodison Park on Saturday with a fully-fit squad following the international football break and Eto’o is likely to make his debut.

‘Everyone has come back fit,’ said Mourinho. ‘Eto’o will be selected in the squad and is expected to play. 

‘He has adapted the style of play we want in our team. Techincally he is very good. He has a natural appetite for goals and he gives experience to a team.

‘From my time here, normally I start with one striker. But many times I’ve finished with two. Many times we’ve finished. I chase results, if I have to turn a draw to a win I will do it. I like to have strikers on the bench. That’s why having three strikers is fundamental.’

 
Stiff opposition? Everton signed both James McCarthy and Gareth Barry in the transfer window

Stiff opposition? Everton signed both James McCarthy and Gareth Barry in the transfer window

 

 

 

 

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Eto was unleashed and ………….

– Kaplinski , Hastings, United Kingdom, 15/9/2013 22:07

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Come on Chelsea!! 3 points is what we need – One Di Matteo , London, United States, 13/9/2013 14:17 You were saying something?

– headquarters , wonderland, United Kingdom, 14/9/2013 19:59

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and……………………………………………………………………………………………..? – headquarters , wonderland, United Kingdom, 13/9/2013 19:16 as I said……….and………………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

– headquarters , wonderland, United Kingdom, 14/9/2013 19:57

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@ChefBryn , under normal circumstances, his mind game is about shooting down. If he really want to do mind game, u’ll feel agitate:)This is not exactly mind games. It just a response to AVB. AVB keep boosting they’re champion and everyone else are doing nonsense. So he just reply him with straight answer without any negative effect. Just repel back the mind game AVB is doing.That is really fact.

– Truth , Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 14/9/2013 16:14

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ddd

– Truth , Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 14/9/2013 16:08

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bored of Mourinho’s mind games.

– ChefBryn , London, United Kingdom, 14/9/2013 12:13

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Ha Ha do you get a trophy or a plastic flag for being champions in the transfer market

– mark , chester, 14/9/2013 11:13

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UNLEASH THE DRAGON JOSE!!

– opgo , kampala, 14/9/2013 11:12

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I see contessa the arsenal tea lady is out trolling the any way related to spurs articles again!

– KAB , Essex England, 14/9/2013 08:29

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Mata needs to learn how to tackle and help defensively he is so feeble in that respect.

– Socrates , London, United Kingdom, 14/9/2013 08:08

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