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Mourinho: Blues will be back
20 Jun 2007 - 08:38:30
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident that his side can regain their Premier League crown next season, if they avoid the injury problems that blighted the Blues squad last term.
Mourinho was without several key players at most times last season, with Manchester United taking advantage to stop Chelsea from clinching a title hat-trick.
The Portuguese told his club's official magazine: "I used the word a lot of times but last season was survival. We want to succeed in competitions, we cannot lose matches.
"The situation of playing with the best team, using the tactical systems not just to get the result but to play at the high level, everything was impossible.
"What I want is solutions in my hands. It is like playing chess and you don't have bishops and horses.
"I want to have everything in my hands to promote competitiveness between our players, promote doubts in the opponents, to give culture to my teams in terms of tactics, to have options in relation to my needs."
Meanwhile, the Blues are reportedly leading the chase to sign France winger Florent Malouda from Lyon, ahead of Liverpool.