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Mourinho speaks about Juan Cuadrado's future

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In the same interview that Mourinho announced his Grand Falcao Reclamation Project, the Special One also left no doubt regarding his plans for Juan Cuadrado.

"Cuadrado is not going anywhere this summer. People don't know Cuadrado yet, I have seen him many times when we were both in Italy, me at Inter and him at Udinese."

"Because of that I have a lot of hopes for him for next season. I hope in the Copa America he can regain his self-esteem, his ego and that he has that joy of playing."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Goal

The Grand Cuadrado Reclamation Project may not need to be as big as the Falcao one (or as personal), but they're both centered around self-esteem and ego and confidence, at least according to the Chelsea boss.  In which case, his public quotes will obviously be aimed at helping the pair of them work out whatever issues are holding them back at the moment.  Maybe one day we'll even look back on Cuadrado's assist to Falcao in Colombia's last game as the turning point.

That being said, Mourinho did specifically say 'this summer,' so if Cuadrado still isn't getting it done by January, I bet he gets the Salah-Schürrle-De Bruyne treatment and becomes the next victim in the right wing conga line.

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