Benni McCarthy: Jose wanted me twice at Chelsea

first_imgPorto and South African great, Benni McCarthy, has revealed how Jose Mourinho twice tried to sign him to Chelsea. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The 2003/04 campaign saw Porto win the Champions League, and Mourinho left to join Chelsea – where he failed to sign McCarthy once again. The striker said: “When I went back, Porto’s players laughed and called me Mourinho’s son. I let my football do the talking and did everything I could for this man. “I even thought, ‘This guy is going to leave Porto and I want to go with him’. I had a manager I would die for. “I scored goals against Manchester United in the Champions League and when Mourinho went to Chelsea they came for me, but Porto would not sell.” Blackburn managed to snare McCarthy away from Porto in 2006, and the ex-South Africa international managed to score 18 goals in 36 Premier League games.Advertisement Once again Chelsea – and Mourinho – came calling, but the 1995 top-flight champions were unwilling to part ways with their prized asset. McCarthy revealed to the Athletic: “I was playing in England for the first time and scoring a lot — 24 goals in my first season. “Then Chelsea came knocking on the door again. Mourinho wanted me. He’s always wanted me. “I asked Blackburn if they could sell me. I wanted to play Champions League again, to play for Mourinho as he ruffled more feathers in the Premier League. read also:Top Spanish manager rules out Premier League return “Blackburn said no, which I understand. “I tried to force the move but it wasn’t enough. My mental state began to suffer, my football began to suffer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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