Mourinho Says His “Club’s Doors Are Open” If Mata And Essien Want To Leave

Mata was annoyed and really disappointed, and reacted furiously to being substituted in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Southampton on New Year’s Day.

The Chelsea forward reacted by not shaking hands with his manager after being called upon at the 53rd minute but behaved rather rudely by raising his arms up in the direction, where his boss was.

The 25-year-old, who has played just nine Barclay’s Premier League games this season, had to be calmed down by Michael Essien, who sat on the bench at the time.

Mourinho justified Mata’s reaction by stating he was unhappy at the scoreboard which stood 0-0 when he was substituted. He mentioned he does not want to lose Mata, and is really keen on solving the issue with him.

The Chelsea manger stated, “I want to keep him. I don’t want him to go. That is my opinion, my wish, but my door is open”.

“The club’s door is open too so when a player wants to speak to us we are there waiting for them. If you are asking do you want the club to sell him? I don’t want to.”

Meanwhile, Essien’s future at Chelsea was unsure when his agent suggested that he could leave the London club due to lack of playing time.

Mourinho, again, stressed upon saying he had no issues with the players and still does not want them to leave the club, but admitted that he cannot first-team football.

“I offer nobody-not Michael, not nobody,” the Chelsea Boss said.

“I understand that players think about national team, the World Cup and playing regularly, but my players have to think of the team before the players. Michael knows that perfectly.”

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