"If you love football it is difficult to accept it. I grew up in the 70s-80s, the Azzurri have always been a reference. Working here, I find it hard to understand what happened, because it is full of good players, even if there are still some. few who go abroad ".
José Mourinho said this, commenting on the second consecutive exclusion of Italy from the World Cup to Esquire magazine.
"I refuse to accept the argument of lack of talent, that's not true.
In Italy talent exists, so Italy must reach the World Cup", adds the 'Special One', who also comments on the Serie A found 10 years later. .
"After I left the league went through a difficult period - he explains - The quality has lowered and the league had little appeal abroad. Now, on the other hand, I have found an exciting, competitive league, where the players also come from the Premier. Then , there are teams, such as Roma, which are also growing in a broader sense, as a club ".
On the victory in the Conference he concludes: "It was truly unforgettable. When we won the Champion's 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 with this club. "