Chelsea star sparks burnout fears after revealing summer plans

11:22 10 February 2012

Juan Mata (right) celebrates scoring Chelsea

Juan Mata (right) celebrates scoring Chelsea's second with provider Fernando Torres (left)

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Juan Mata wants to play in Euro 2012 and in the London 2012 Olympics

Chelsea star Juan Mata wants to represent Spain at both Euro 2012 and at the London Olympics.

The 23-year-old has been in excellent form for the Blues, scoring five goals and has eight assists.

Chelsea are likely to be concerned that the forward would burn out by playing in two summer tournaments, but this does not concern Mata.

"It would be a long season but I am young," he told the Daily Mail.

"For me, it would be the perfect summer to play in the Euros and then the Olympics.

"My desire is to play in both. It is something most players can do only once in their lives.

"Now it is our time. It would be the dream summer to win the Olympics and the Euros."

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