Mata has confidence in AVB

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As of yet, Andre Villas-Boas has been unable to impart on his Chelsea squad the attacking philosophy he employed during his successful stint as Porto manager..

But, says Juan Mata, the Blues are steadily getting used to the techniques and tactics favoured by the Portuguese, and will soon be able to back up their results with some free-flowing performances.

Mata singed for Chelsea from Valencia for a fee in the region of £23 million and has made an instant impact at Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old has scored in both his appearances at his new home, while the Spanish winger also put in a fine display away against Sunderland.

And Mata believes it is only Chelsea will produce attack-minded football with the Villas-Boas stamp.

"This is something we discussed during the offer period and I think it's very important for me to have confidence in his ideas," he told the official Chelsea website.


"We talked about the different styles that could be used. He is very much in favour of a very offensive, dynamic style of play, and I think he showed this in Porto where he won a number of titles last season.

"Little by little we are getting the results we want, we are gaining confidence and adapting to the manager's idea of the way we should be playing as a strong, fast and dynamic team.

"I think we showed this against Leverkusen and things are going very well. The team itself is made up of a lot of talented players. I am just one player wanting to give as much as I can when the coach puts me out there on the field."

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