Jose Mourinho believes that 26 year old defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic is his best player. Although the current Chelsea team consists of talents and live wires such as Eden Hazard and Oscar, Mourinho has dubbed Matic as his main main.
Mourinho said, “He is the best player,He was signed in the most difficult market. Which is for the players who are coming in mid-season, so the last half of the season was for him to improve, not adaptation, as he was a Chelsea player before, but to improve.”
Nemanja Matic was brought back from Portugese giants Benfica, after he went there, in a deal which involved David Luiz moving to Chelsea. Although Chelsea splashed out 21m in January, the Serbian has been one of Mourinho’s key integrals.
“At this moment he is a giant, not for his size but for the way he plays.” Mourinho added.
Standing at 6ft 4inches, Matic was given a chance to partake in Chelsea’s pre match conference. The defensive mid who has a penchant for controlling play, and often slots in as a third center back, when in need, has been one of the standouts performers in the Premier League.
The Serb was also named Man of the Match, in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Liverpool and was highly appreciated for his tireless work off the work and his game reading abilities.
Meanwhile, Chelsea skipper John Terry also praised Nemanja Matic, he said “He’s been different class since he came back,He’s a real player for the team.
‘The whole team has put in big performances week in, week out but he’s been at the heart of that. He’s been superb.’ Terry added.
Chelsea have been dubbed by many as Champions already, as their unbeaten start to this season’s campaign has been more than impressive so far. Although Jose Mourinho rubbished the idea of going unbeaten in the league, fans and pundits alike would like to see this phenomena go through.
Jose Mourinho also explained the reason behind this and his winning formula, he said , “I was champion in different countries, with different clubs. And there are points which are always present.
“I had it in Inter, Porto and Madrid and I have it here. I had it here in my first spell and I have it now, and this is something that I always have, people who are willing to sacrifice for the team, people who are willing to push, push to help, so I am so pleased with that.”
The Portugese dubs Matic as a player that sacrifices himself for the team and hails this as his winning formula at Chelsea.
Chelsea who already have an unbeaten start to their Premier League campaign, are running ahead of the Premier League pack with a massive gap of four points between them and second placed Southampton.