Date: 7th June 2015 at 4:53pm
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged young midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to fulfillĀ his “big talent” after a perceived lacklustre display recently.

Loftus-Cheek came under fire from Mourinho last week with what the Portuguese coach claimed was a lethargic performance in the post-season friendly win over Sydney.

Captain John Terry backed his manager’s assessment of the 19-year-old, and the Blues boss is desperate to see the youngster – whom he previously tipped for a big role in his first-team plans next season – fulfill his potential.

“When you have a big talent, you cannot waste your talent,’ he told the Sunday Times. “I’m lucky to have people like Ivanovic, Terry and Petr Cech and all these guys I took to Thailand and Australia.

“For some reason, these guys could reach the level they did and play the last friendly game of the season, 24 hours flight distance from London, very tired and still compete for a result.

“(Loftus-Cheek) cannot waste his talent by not wanting to give everything he can.”


4 responses to “Mourinho urges Loftus-Cheek: Fulfill your “big talent””

  1. emaikwu peter says:

    If he want to excel at stamford bridge, he must give everything on the pitch. He should also know that play for chelsea is an uphil task.

  2. timmy-mEEk says:

    maybe he sees it as a friendly match,but wasting his own career too won’t be ”Friendly”

  3. Daniel Azenu says:

    he need to play for the team and to show total commitment, he can’t afford to waste his huge talent.

  4. ini says:

    I watched him against West Brom ..He played d Same way …no marking wen Chelsea looses d ball but very good wit d ball on his feet..He needs to step up his work rate …@19 he shld b running more Dan any other player on d pitch