With the first in a series of huge games for Chelsea coming up tomorrow, there has been little in the way of news breaking today concerning our favorite club. There was, however, an interesting interview with Juan Mata in which the Spaniard made a few comments about the managerial change:
No player in the squad has done anything or thought about a change in the coach. He was the manager and we all put our faith in him. He had good ideas and he wanted to change things in the club but, in the end, it is the results that matter. Nobody got rid of him.
He came with the idea of how he played at Porto - the pressure high up the pitch, robbing the ball and always being very close to the opponents' goal with a very offensive football.
Perhaps Chelsea were used to a different style, perhaps a more physical one with a lot of chances in a small space of time, not such a fluid style but still a very attacking one. It was maybe imposing a style when the team were not used it.
I really can't find anything to argue with in any of Mata's comments. He answered the question asked of him in a professional manner, but at the same time he gave us some insight into what may have been the issue in his eyes. He also does an excellent job of not creating any additional drama within what may or may not be a very divided dressing room. Oh yeah, he also mentions that Fernando Torres guy in there. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments section below...