London, Sept 21 (ANI): New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has warned Juan Mata that he must change his game if he wants to get back into the team, and said that Oscar was his No.10, a reality that he wanted players to adapt to.
According to the Mirror, Blues fans have been calling for the Spaniard, voted the Londoners' Player of the Year for the past two seasons, to have more game-time after watching him last less than an hour of the only two games he's started under Jose Mourinho.
However, in a stark and explicit statement of intent, Mourinho made it clear Mata has lost the status he previously enjoyed and will have to find a new role if he is to get into his starting XI, the report said.
Mourinho said that there were reasons why Mata was not playing so much and it was another thing to adapt to the way Chelsea had to play.
Mata 's World Cup place for Spain will be under severe threat if he does not play regular football, and is on the bench against Fulham in Saturday's teatime game, the report added. (ANI)