Radamel Falcao’s grandmother isn’t happy with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, telling the Portuguese coach to play the Colombia international on a more regular basis.
Fresh reports - per the Mirror - claim that Falcao could leave Stamford Bridge as early as January after being frozen out of the Blues’ starting line-up by Mourinho.
The striker, widely regarded as the world’s best number nine during his successful spell with Atletico Madrid, did not even make the bench for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
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And Falcao’s nan, it’s safe to say, is distinctly unimpressed with her grandson’s treatment, telling reporters that it’s impossible for him to make a positive impression with such little time on the pitch.
“The truth is that he has had few opportunities to play,” Dona Denis King Garcia told El Universal, according to the London Evening Standard. “At first he was used a lot, but after that he has been used very little; in those 10 or 15 minutes he's being given he can't do anything. And so it is very difficult for him. You have to give him more time to do what he does best.”
Falcao flopped badly at Man Utd
Mourinho, it seems, has now realised why Louis van Gaal opted against signing the South American - on either a permanent contract or a second season-long loan deal - at the end of last season.
Falcao scored a pitiful four goals in 29 appearances for Manchester United; a mere shadow of the world-class striker had been left behind following his serious knee injury, and subsequent surgery, while playing for parent club AS Monaco in January 2014.
Mourinho made a huge mistake
Despite his struggles at Old Trafford, Falcao was offered the chance to resurrect his career at Stamford Bridge - an opportunity he couldn’t afford to turn down.
Many were sceptical about the move, but Mourinho was convinced that the Falcao who flopped so spectacularly at United wasn’t the true version of the former world-class player.
With one goal in his first seven Premier League appearances for Chelsea, however, it seems increasingly unlikely that Falcao will shine again with a top European club.
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