Roma, Mourinho: “After the Champions League with Inter I wanted to leave, I stayed here”

After a year as Gilorossi, the Portuguese coach assessed his adventure: “In this club I feel good and have a good relationship with everyone. In Italy I am happy.”

A Year in Rome, A Year for Jose Mourinho, A Year with a Cup: Interview by Esquire, As part of a commercial agreement with Hublot Watches, Mou relives the stages of his first season as Chromanista. He talks about Italy (“he should go to the World Cup”), Serie A (“I love him”) and of course about Rome: “I always say the training centers are the same all over the world the life you live is always the same. You enter 7:30 am And it leaves at 6:30 pm So from that point of view it doesn’t change much whether you live in a cool city like Rome or in a cool, dark and hidden place. What has changed in my life though is that I feel good in this club and I have a good relationship With everyone. In Italy I am happy.”

Conference and tattoo

Undoubtedly contributing to this happiness is winning a cup on the first try: “It was really unforgettable. When we won the Champions League with Inter I didn’t go to Milan because I wanted to go to Real Madrid and I had the feeling that if I came back, I would never leave This time it was different, I wanted to stay in Rome and continue at this club. In moments like this, you understand that you don’t win by yourself, and it’s not a personal joy. People are everything, they give you the scale of what you’ve done, and you feel part of a family. Really special.” Are you ready for another tattoo? Mo’s stature: “In football, I think I wouldn’t do the others. I promised everyone, the idea was to get a unique tattoo, only I could have: the three European Cups I won. The following ones I can do if it’s for my son.” Or my daughter a girl or a boy, this would be a special gift and a tattoo could be a nice way to celebrate it.”

Italy and Siri

While waiting to get serious with Jose, Mourinho focuses only on football: “In Italy I found an interesting and competitive league, where players also come from the Premier League. Compared to 2009-2010 there are still teams with the big teams, but today, the rest of the clubs are better. There are coaches with many ideas, playing attacking and ambitious football. Then there are teams, like Roma, which are also growing in a broader sense, as a club, that are attracting more and more fans to the stadium, with great potential to develop for the better.” But Italy, for the second time in a row, has not participated in the World Cup and has not participated in the elimination stage since 2006. The last goal was in 2014 and was signed by Mario Balotelli in a lifetime: “If you are difficult to accept the love of football. I grew up in The 70s and 80s and you can imagine what Italy was like in those days. The Azzurri has always been a reference. Working here I find it difficult to understand what happened, because it is full of good players, even if there are few who travel abroad. I refuse to accept the argument of young talent, this is not true The talent in Italy is there.” Now, however, the tournament will stop and everyone will try something new: “It’s a new situation for everyone – confirms Mourinho – and we will have to make as few mistakes as possible. We are already at work, debating, studying and looking for solutions that can expose us to a minimum. Risks “.