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 Posted by Kevin Palmer
Aug 24, 2014

Jose Mourinho calls for tactical breaks

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praised Leicester City's approach to their 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge and denied Fernando Torres was on the brink of leaving the club.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called for managers to have the breaks in the game that would allow them to makes tactical changes.

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Mourinho's revolutionary idea would see a touchline technician being handed the chance to step into a match and alter its direction, which he argues Louis van Gaal did successfully during a water break that he used to change his tactics for his Netherlands side in their match against Mexico at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

"Football is very slow to change the rules. How many years have we had to wait for goal line technology, for the third substitution," asked Mourinho, in comments appearing in the Daily Mirror.

"I hope I am still in football when they give the coach the chance to stop the game during the first half once and during the second half because you can make the game much better.

Jose Mourinho wants time during the match to call his team over and make changes to his strategy.

"Louis van Gaal in the World Cup, the ref stopped the game for the water break, and he changed the system of his team and managed to win the game. So maybe I will one day have the chance to stop the game in the first half and once in the second half."

Meanwhile, Mourinho has insisted Chelsea will try to achieve success playing with an attacking style this season, as he insists suggestions that they had become a negative side against their chief rivals after his return to the club season back at the club were misplaced.

"We never lost our identity, we never started playing in a different way. We are a pass and move team when we have the ball. We believe in that," he added.

"We won't give up this style. The reality is that our way of thinking about football, the DNA we want in our team, is this one we are trying to show. We are showing a different style of play and we have the players. It is good to have a certain identity."

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