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Mourinho hits back at Del Bosque over the selection of Chelsea duo for the national team - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has criticized Spain National team coach Vicente del Bosque over the selection of Chelsea players Juan Mata and Fernando Torres.
Del Bosque left Chelsea duo Mata and Torres out of his squad for the World Cup qualifier against Finland. It is understood that since neither player have been able to earn permanent places in Jose Mourinho’s squad this season, the pair wasn’t recalled for the national duty.
This harsh treatment from the Spanish boss has left Mourinho infuriated. He has raised an argument citing, Del Bosque’s logic doesn’t hold true for everyone.
He says as quoted in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: “He [Del Bosque] picks the team and he decides who he wants to summon”
“Nevertheless, it seems that some players are selected in the squad who hasn’t played a single minute in the league.”
The Portuguese has clearly hinted at the s...
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