Villas-Boas may use Utd photos

30 June 2011 06:53
Andre Villas-Boas may show his Chelsea players images of Manchester United celebrating their Premier League title success to motivate them.[LNB] Villas-Boas used a similar tactic after taking charge of Porto a year ago, making his squad watch a video of Benfica's championship party.[LNB]And the new Chelsea boss would not rule out something similar when the Blues players report back for pre-season training on Wednesday.[LNB]"We just need, as technical staff, to make the right moves," Villas-Boas said during his official unveiling as manager on Wednesday.[LNB]"Maybe a United photo, an Arsenal photo, to show they've been successful."[LNB]Villas-Boas admitted United were the benchmark and urged Chelsea to reclaim the mantle they held under Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti.[LNB]"United are a reference - they're pretty clear," he said. "A big, successful club, as this club was when Jose, Carlo and Guus were here. That's the challenge we face next season.[LNB]"If we are going to provoke them in that way, that's for our technical staff to decide."[LNB]As well as motivating from the outside, Villas-Boas will need his players to motivate each other, and he sees captain John Terry as integral to that aim.[LNB]Terry has been accused in the past of being too strong an influence but Villas-Boas said: "Most of the players in the dressing room see John as a leader and a player who motivates them.[LNB]"There are lots of leaders in the dressing room. If John is in the team, he will be the captain.[LNB]"He represents the history of this club, the successful history of this club in the last six or seven years."[LNB]One player who is also part of the club's history - if only for being their most expensive ever player - is Fernando Torres.[LNB]Torres became a £50million misfit last season after moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool, the Spain striker netting just once for his new club in almost four months.[LNB]Then manager Carlo Ancelotti tried everything he could to get Torres scoring but it seemed Chelsea did not play to the 27-year-old's strengths.[LNB]That appeared certain to change next season but Villas-Boas does not believe in building the team around one man, having faced the same problem with Falcao while at Porto.[LNB]"He was a striker who didn't find the back of the net in pre-season and was frustrated," Villas-Boas said.[LNB]"We didn't tune the team to provide to him. We tuned the team as a whole.[LNB]"Once we did that, he scored 30 goals.[LNB]"It's about fine-tuning the team, not the player. The quality is amazing at every player at Chelsea. We have to fine tune the whole organisation of the team."

Source: Team_Talk