Mourinho says Falcao is determined to do well in London
Jose Mourinho has said that Radamel Falcao does not lack motivation to prove his doubters wrong this season at Chelsea.
The Colombia international endured a dismal loan spell at Manchester United last season, where he scored just four Premier League goals in 26 appearances.
He has come in for criticism and some mockery, as many wonder whether he can recapture the form he showed at Atletico Madrid, where he was one of the world’s most potent and feared strikers.
But Mourinho says that he is confident the player will come good for the Premier League champions in 2015/16.
The Portuguese, who shares the same agent as Falcao, also revealed that the Colombia national team captain took a pay cut on his staggering £265,000 a week wages at Old Trafford, to sign for the Blues.
“It’s his motivation,” said Mourinho. “When you are not a top player, you never feel frustrated. When you are a top player, you have to live with this all through your career and you adapt to it. 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 did a lot of things to come to us. 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.”
The 29 year old signed a season long loan deal at Stamford Bridge earlier this month from Monaco.
Falcao will join up with his boss and new team mates on Tuesday for Chelsea‘s pre season tour of North America, where they are competing in the International Champions Cup.
He has enjoyed an extended break having played in the Copa America already this summer.