Mourinho: Pizarro will be a success at Chelsea

He said: “He is what you used to call a typical British striker – intelligent and holds the ball well. He is not the kind of selfish striker who only likes to shoot, is good in the air and scores goals.

“And I hope I can give him some of my qualities as a coach. I think I can make him better. He is not a young boy but there is always place for an improvement and my competitive and aggressive qualities can make him even better.

“He has South American qualities but, at the same time, has played in Europe for eight years. Eight years of German football have made him a player with a European touch and that’s important.

“The fact he had played for a long time for Bayern also means he knows how to play in a big team, how to play under pressure, how to play with other very good players and how to win trophies.

“I’m convinced he will have success here. I always like players with the mentality he has shown. He wanted to make a change in his life. For sure, he could have stayed in German football but he decided to move and I am very happy to have him.”