Juan Mata wants to keep playing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has questioned the idea of being burnt out after saying he is fit enough to keep playing for Chelsea throughout the rest of the season.
Mata played his 29th game of the season in the Boxing Day win and has reportedly told manager Rafael Benitez not to drop him.
Burnout is the common name given to the effect of playing too many matches in a short space of time or over the course of a long season.
Mata’s comments suggest that the current fitness levels of players at Chelsea, and across other clubs in the Premier League, are greater than they ever have been.
Mata told Sky Sports:
“I want to play more, I want to keep playing, keep training, keep enjoying this club and this Premier League.
I’m very happy with how it’s going – the season – for me and for the team and I just have to keep working.”
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