Jose Mourinho has backed Radamel Falcao to rediscover his best form at Stamford Bridge this season after claiming that the Colombian international is hell bent of shutting his critics up, the Daily Express reports.
The former Atletico Madrid ace suffered a disastrous campaign with Manchester United last season, prompting many fans and pundits to wonder whether his best days are behind him.
However, Mourinho is certain that the 29-year-old is about to show everybody that he is made of stronger stuff and has finally put his injury nightmare – which kept him out of last summer’s World Cup – behind him.
Having bagged just four goals for United during his short stay in the Northwest, Falcao still managed to make it into Colombia’s Copa America squad, but will now link up with the Blues in New York this week after an extended break.
And the manager is looking forward to linking up with him, believing that he has the necessary motivation and ability to prove his doubters wrong.
“It’s his motivation,” said Mourinho. “When you are not a top player, you never feel frustrated. When you are a top player, you have to live with this all through your career and you adapt to it. We felt his frustration.
“He is not happy that in England people think he is not as good as he is and his motivation is there. He did a lot of things to come to us. He lost money to come to us, he didn’t want to listen to other offers. He helped us a lot to do a deal with Monaco.
“So all these things together we think we can help him and he can help us.”