It is only right, you want to sign a striker, ask your defenders which one scares you. And that is what Mourinho did before signing Falcao.
Apparently the Portuguese manager asked central defensive duo John Terry and Gary Cahill about Falcao before pushing for the loan.
“I spoke with Gary and John a lot and we think the bright movement is there, the movement to get freedom in the box to score goals is there,” he told reporters.
“Our players had difficulty to control him all the time and we feel the potential is there. Let’s see if he can improve his confidence, his happiness.
“If the fact we have a good community of Portuguese people, plus the guys who were with him in Atletico [Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois and Filipe Luis]… let’s see if this situation can help him.
“I watch Portuguese football regularly and in Porto he was very good.
“When he was at Atletico, I was in Real Madrid, so there were a few years where I was with him all the time.
“Last season I watched our game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge a few times because of him.”