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Jose Mourinho challenges players to earn their world cup qualification - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMany say that Jose Mourinho has evolved since he left Chelsea seven years back. But, the thing that has remained constant is his style of throwing equivocal statements. Yesterday, in a press conference, he said, “For a player to be selected for his country, normally he must be first choice at his club,” “He must play very regularly with the club and I think that’s the big motivation if they are thinking about the World Cup,” Mourinho added. “So any player that wants to go to the World Cup, if they are a second choice in their club, they are in trouble… they are in trouble.” Probably, the message was directed to Wayne Rooney for whom Chelsea lodged an official bid two days ago, which was rebuffed. A very common issue that happens with each and every club, but here the matter took a new level, as it was disclosed in the public, through official statements, which would only re...
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