Chelsea manager José Mourinho has said that pressure is entirely on Manchester City in the coming season because they have spent a lot of money.
The Premier league runners up of last season have already spent close to £ 100 million in this transfer window by bringing in four players. Even though they are expected to be a replacement for the likes of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli who departed the club recently, it will undoubtedly strengthen the squad. City already had one of the best squads in the Premier league last season.
As a result of spending this huge amount of money, Mourinho has said that much will be expected of manager Manuel Pellegrini in his first season at the club. This is also the first time Pellegrini is managing a club in England. Mourinho has said that City have brought players who are already experienced. Hence, they will be expected to perform right away unlike Chelsea who have invested in young players over the last few transfer windows. Recently, Mourinho said that he is extremely happy at the vision of the owner, who decided to spend money on young players like Romelu Lukaku.
Young players often need time to learn things and settle within the team. This is not the case with the experienced players.
“I know the players City have bought and they’re players without surprises – they’re more than ready. If you see their ages, their maturity, they’re in the perfect time of their career to go to England. They are players at the top of their careers who don’t need to adapt – experienced but still young, so I think they have bought very, very well. So of course people should be expecting more of them, with their experience, than my young team,” said Mourinho.