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Mata: I want more trophies

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Mata is hungry for more. (©GettyImages)
Mata is hungry for more. (©GettyImages).

Juan Mata hopes he can follow up a fantastic first season with Chelsea by helping the Blues to even more triumphs next term.

The Spain international moved to Stamford Bridge from Valencia last summer and quickly established himself as one of Chelsea's key performers under Andre Villas-Boas.

Mata continued his fine form after the Portuguese was replaced by Roberto di Matteo, and played a key hand in ensuring Chelsea claimed both the FA Cup and Champions League earlier this month.

The 24-year-old was also able to add Chelsea's Player of the Year award to his season's haul, and is focused on achieving even more in the coming months with both club and country.

"Lifting the Champions League was an unbelievable experience - the biggest club trophy you can win - and, for me, winning the Player of the Year trophy makes me feel very happy, proud and grateful," he told Chelsea Magazine.

"I could never have expected my first season to go this well. To win the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Chelsea Player of the Year, it is incredible and I am so happy, but I want more.

"I have the European Championships in the summer and maybe the Olympic Games as well, so, who knows, perhaps I can say that I have won nearly everything I have played in this year."

Mata scored 12 goals and contributed 21 assists during his first campaign as a Chelsea player, but may perhaps see his position challenged next season following the arrivals of Marko Marin and Eden Hazard.

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