Mourinho admits front men can’t compare with Suarez and Aguero
Jose Mourinho had admitted Chelsea strikers Demba Ba and Fernando Torres are not in the same class as the likes of Sergio Aguero or Luis Suarez.
The Chelsea boss said: ‘Some strikers, they are players with fantastic individual qualities and can by themselves do what their team not able to do. Our strikers do not have this kind of quality or potential.
‘I’m not criticising them, because they do other jobs. The number of goals is quite frustrating, for them as much as me, but the contribution is good.
The Blues three-man strikeforce of Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o have only managed a total of four Premier League goals between them this season.
The Portuguese manager was particularly upset by the number of chances wasted in the club’s previous league game – a 3-2 loss to Stoke City – and has vented his frustration again.
‘The other guys (Aguero and Suarez) play their strengths and have super individual qualities: dribble, shots, sharp movement. They resolve problems.
‘We don’t have this kind of striker and need them to do different type of work.
‘Do I expect more? Yes. Do we need more? Yes. But can’t expect Demba or Fernando to get ball like Sergio Aguero or Luis Suarez, dribble past three and score.’
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Meanwhile, Mourinho has suggested that the squad he inherited for his second spell as Chelsea manager was not left in good enough shape by his predecessor Rafa Benitez.
The Spaniard was drafted in as ‘interim’ manager last season following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo and managed to win the Europa League, despite failing to be accepted by the majority of Blues fans.
‘I knew it would be tougher [this time]. Some managers choose easy jobs, some tough, I choose a hard one but I enjoy it,’ Mourinho told the Evening Standard.
‘This is not a criticism but the last manager Benitez knew he would not be the manager for the next year and he was chasing results. He was not worried about the building of a team with a certain style.
‘I didn’t have a real base to start. For many reasons we knew the situation needs time and patience.’
Source : Daily mail