Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was left furious after Canal Plus leaked a private comments about his strikers. "You should be embarrassed as media professionals," he told a news conference Tuesday. "From an ethical point of view, it's a real disgrace."
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Got the Blues —
Mourinho was recorded by Canal Plus in Switzerland last week as saying: "The problem with Chelsea is we lack a scorer. I have one (Samuel Eto'o) but he's 32. Maybe 35, who knows?"
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Old friends —
Mourinho went on to praise Eto'o, with whom he won a European treble at Inter Milan before bringing him to Chelsea: "It was with him I had the best ever season of my career. He is one of the few players who is working with me at a second different club and a manager never does that when he doesn't like the player, doesn't like the person."
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What about us? —
The Chelsea manager's comment to Canal Plus also suggested that he is unsure of the abilities of his other two senior strikers -- Fernando Torres (pictured) and Demba Ba.
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Short on firepower —
Torres, Ba, and Eto'o have scored just 11 Premier League goals between them this season out of Chelsea's total of 49 from 27 games.
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Eyeing Falcao —
In the recorded conversation, Mourinho hinted at an interest in Monaco attacker Radamel Falcao: "A player like him can't play in front of 3,000 people. Monaco is a club to end (your career with)."
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Another striker linked with a move to Chelsea is former Blues player Didier Drogba -- currently at the club's Champions League rivals Galatasaray -- who has claimed he would consider a return to Stamford Bridge.