Tiago: Jose wanted me to stay
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tiago has insisted that Jose Mourinho wanted him to stay at Chelsea.Lyon midfielder Tiago has insisted that Jose Mourinho wanted him to stay at Chelsea.
Tiago departed Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Michael Essien, ironically from Lyon - although the Portuguese ace was not part of the same deal.
Mourinho always stated he was keen to keep Tiago, but the player admits he had to move in order to secure regular first team football.
"Mourinho wanted to keep me, but I wanted to play," explained Tiago.
"Lyon is a club that is growing. Even if Chelsea is on another planet, I want to be a champion with l'OL, and go as far away as possible in the European Cup."