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Jose Mourinho: Branislav Ivanovic is a competitive animal with a big heart


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was full of praise for defender Branislav Ivanovic after the 30-year-old scored the winning goal against Aston Villa.

The strong Serbian joined the "Chelsea 300 club" at the start of the month after featuring in the game against Manchester City and was Chelsea's hero on Saturday after securing a vital victory for the Blues.

"He came immediately after I left and after that he made a fantastic contribution for this club," Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sport.

"He is a competitive animal with a big heart.

"What really matters more is what we as a club feel for him and people like John [Terry] and [Gary] Cahill, guys that without them, you cannot do anything.

"A team is an artist like [Eden] Hazard, it is a defender like Branislav. The mix and combination of talent makes a team.

"Every striker in the world would be proud to score that magnificent goal, it is an amazing goal.

"When he scores that goal and it is three or four nil it is a different feeling.

"He is a great guy, what he is doing for us is unbelievable."

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