Ba: Players excited by Mourinho Chelsea return

The 27-year-old says that his team-mates are looking forward to the imminent homecoming of the Portuguese coach, describing him as “one of the best” in the world

Chelsea forward Demba Ba says that he and his team-mates are already excited about the prospect of Jose Mourinho returning to the club as successor to Rafa Benitez.

The 50-year-old is on the verge of rejoining the Blues after sealing his departure from Real Madrid.

Speaking after the club’s 4-3 friendly defeat to Manchester City, in which he scored the opener, Ba remarked that the Portuguese is a man who “wants to win”.

“You see what he has won, what he has brought to his teams and to his players individually – and of course he is one of the best,” he told Sky Sports News.

“He knows everything about Chelsea, having already managed the team for three or four years. He knows everybody here and he knows the club.

“Everybody is thinking about it and everybody is happy. They know that he is a person that wants to win.”

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