Chelsea star looking for international double

11:43 29 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 win Euro 2012 and pick up a gold medal at London 2012

Chelsea star Juan Mata is looking to complete an international double this summer.

The Blues playmaker has scored nine goals this season after joining from Valencia in the summer.

The 23-year-old has set his sights on winning Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine and winning Olympic gold in London.

“Carlos Marchena (his former Valencia team-mate) told me the Olympic Village is something you have to live,” he told The Times.

“It is full of young people from different sports, from the NBA and tennis and volleyball and handball players, all together.

“This is our best moment as a footballing country. Champions of Europe and the world, and now we can win a gold medal at the Olympics.

“It is something players can only experience once. It would be a perfect summer for me to play in both.”

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