Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kezman Fires Parting Shot at Mourinho

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kezman Fires Parting Shot at Mourinho

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Mateja kezman claims Jose Mourinho's selection policy shattered his confidence and was the reason his spell at Chelsea has been judged a failure.

The Serb striker completed a move to Atletico Madrid earlier this week after an indifferent season in the Premiership.

The former PSV Eindhoven frontman scored only four goals in 25 appearances but won both the league title and a Carling Cup winners' medal after arriving in London for pounds 4m last summer.

Kezman, though, claims the Blues fans did not see the best of him due to a lack of first-team opportunities. "I owe the supporters because they didn't see maybe 20% of me," he said.

"I lost my confidence after six games. I had a good pre-season but then didn't get the chance to play. I didn't show anything of what I can do.

"The best example is Diego Forlan at Manchester United who didn't get the chance to show what he can do, and went to Spain and scored 25 goals and I think I can do the same. …

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