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Jose Mourinho believes Falcao is going to prove his critics wrong

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Brought from French side AS Monaco to be Chelsea's back-up striker after Didier Drogba's second spell ended, Radamel Falcao was deservedly under English critics' fire because of his form while playing for Manchester United. It seems that the Colombian striker was desperate to move back to England, though, going as far as taking a pay-cut so a deal could be struck between the Blues and his employers. And now José Mourinho wants to give this effort back to Falcao.

It's his motivation. We felt his frustration. He is not happy that in England people think he is not as good as he is and his motivation is there. He lost money to come to us, he didn't want to listen to other offers. He helped us a lot to do a deal with Monaco. So all these things together we think we can help him and he can help us.

Source: The Guardian

Our own Stephen Schmidt made a good article pointing out why Falcao was the right deal for Chelsea to make and I fully agree with his reasoning. My issue here would be Mourinho trying to "rediscover" Falcao's confidence -- which, given his Copa América performances, do not seem to have changed that much -- a la Rafael Benítez with Fernando Torres.