It's the Sun but hey, quotes! "Mourinho explained to me that Essien and Lampard were ahead of me. He insisted that, after an injury, I had to play many games. "He said it would be better for me to play for a team that can guarantee more minutes." I’m very grateful to Mourinho for allowing to leave for Valencia — it was where I wanted to go. "When the transfer was completed, I went to thank him, because other teams had offered Chelsea better terms, but he understood my position."