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)

Archant

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."

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live 18th August

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Joel Ward of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

A brilliant display by Crystal Palace saw them defeat the champions 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in only Jose Mourinho’s second home defeat in the league as Blues boss.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Jose Mourinho gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side’s failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss in 100 Premier League home games.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Paul Pogba of Juventus FC in action (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

All the latest transfer news and gossip with just four days to go until the transfer window slams shut.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Pedro of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Brom and Chelsea. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Premier League champions Chelsea could be a better team than last season despite their poor start.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Nacho Monreal of Arsenal closes down Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Yannick Bolasie is available for Crystal Palace at Chelsea after missing the midweek Capital One Cup clash with Shrewsbury following the death of his father.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more
Free weekly shop? Yes please!

Win £200 to spend at Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets. Asda prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here.

Read more