Jose Mourinho: Italian Media Criticise Inter, But Hail Juventus

Mourinho Inter coach Jose Mourinho has spoken out against the Italian media as he takes a swipe at bitter rivals Juventus.

The ‘Special One’ is annoyed that Inter’s two draws against Barcelona and Rubin Kazan in the Champions League have been criticised by the press, while he suggests Juve’s two stalemates against Bayern Munich and Bordeaux were hailed in the papers.

“I am not bothered that we have not won a Champions League game in seven attempts. Of course when it’s us, seven games seem like seventy, but when the other team [Juventus] don’t win in six European games, it seems like one or two,” grumbled Mourinho during his press conference.

“I don’t mind as I am used to these things now. A draw against the best team in the world seems like a disaster, but a draw against an average team seems like a work of art.

“All you journalists are intelligent, good at your work. I’m not the one who writes or decides.”

The coach has also reflected on Mario Balotelli’s sending off against Rubin. Mourinho seems to have reconciled his relationship with the youngster after he apologised to fans for his red card. That gesture seems to have gone down well with the coach.

“I spoke to him at the right time when he came into the dressing room. He is picked for the game against Udinese, and may even play.”

Inter face the Zebrette with a number of injury concerns including Thiago Motta’s absence, but the Portuguese coach believes his side can cope. Maicon will also miss out through suspension.

“Maicon is missing and that will be a big loss for us. Davide Santon or Javier Zanetti will play instead,” added the coach.

“As for Motta, we bought him to add more quality in midfield, not just to spend money. The same goes for Wesley Sneijder.”


~ by footballdirecta on October 2, 2009.

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