Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has gone out and said that he won’t be asking owner Roman Abramovich to open up his wallet in January.
Despite a horrid start to the season, the reigning champions will not go on a shopping spree during the January transfer window. Chelsea has been linked with several players recently, but Mourinho says he trusts the player he already has in the squad.
“I will not ask the board for any changes in January,” Mourinho told chelseafc.com. “I’m happy with my players, I trust my players, I don’t need to clean the dressing room or ask the club to spend money. We put ourselves in a great situation together by being champions, now we have to be together again to put this situation back in the right place.”
Ola Aina, Nathaniel Chalobah, John Swift, Lewis Baker, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Dominic Solanke – were all involved with the England Under-21s during the international break, while Charlie Colkett and Tammy Abraham scored for the Under-20s and Under-19s respectively. Having so many young players getting international experience is something that Mourinho sees as positive.
“It’s good for Chelsea, for them and hopefully for the national team,” Mourinho said. “It’s a period in their evolution. International football is different to club football. They are playing with kids of their age, which is different to club football, when they play with people with 15 years’ more experience than them, but at this age every experience is good for them so I’m more than happy.”