Portuguese Jose Mourinho, presented this Thursday as the new coach of the Rome, assured that it is “victim“of what he achieved in his career and that what for him is” a disaster“, for others” is fantastic“, in relation to the criticism received for his latest experiences on the bench in the Premier League.
“I am a victim of what I did, the way people look at me. What for me is a disaster, for others is fantastic,” said Mourinho, presented on a terrace at the Rome City Hall before some seventy media and broadcast live on more than fifty countries.
The Portuguese coach asked his new fans for time because there is “a lot of work to do“, but he assured that in three years he is sure that the fans will be celebrating” some trophy. “
“My last three clubs: a title with Chelsea, three cups with Manchester United, a final with Tottenham. I got twelfth and we ended up in Europe. What for me is a disaster, others never did in life“, said Mourinho, who was accompanied by the Romanista sports director, his compatriot Thiago Pinto.
Very calm, relaxedBut also ready to make his point of view clear on his critics, Mourinho stressed that “the others” are obsessed with his victories, but he is not.
“It is not an obsession to think about winning. There is something we cannot run from. It is true that the last nine Roma coaches did not win trophies, it is true that we finished 16 points behind the Champions League. We have to understand why, until we get to what we want, “he said.
“This is arriving, working hard, have time (to succeed). I have a three-year contract, then the club will decide the future. We cannot escape the fact that we have not won for years, because we ended up far from the title. We want to win, in football you never say anything, but normally you don’t win immediately, “he warned.
He highlighted the beauty and tradition of the city of Rome, quoted Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but pointed out that is not in the capital “on vacation”, but to work to the maximum, because “if we do not give 100%, it is not enough.”
“There are principles that they cannot be negotiated. The players will understand the way of working, “was his warning.
He asked not to speak of “Rome of Mourinho”, but of “Rome of the Romanists” and warned that he will do everything possible to “keep in the locker room what happens in the locker room“.
For this reason, he rejected questions about the future of Bosnian Edin dzeko, although he did acknowledge that sports director Thiago Pinto will have to sign a left back to replace Leonardo Spinazzola, seriously injured in the quarterfinals of the European Championship.
He spoke again of the controversies that accompanied his stay in Italy at the head of the Inter de Milan, when he sent several errands to his rivals.
“For defending mine i will give it all, but I’m not going to look for problems, I want to have fun, but I don’t have time to look for problems, “he said.
Proud of the triplet won at Inter, Mourinho made it clear that, in his opinion, he cannot be compared with the work of Antonio Conte, Italian champion with the Milanese club in the last campaign.
“There are coaches that you should not compare. Here you talk about (the Swede) Niels Liedholm or Fabio Capello, do not compare them with anyone. At Inter, don’t compare anyone with me or (the Argentine) Helenio Herrera “(European champion in the 60s of the last century).
And he also spoke of his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus forward, with a joke.
“Christian you shouldn’t worry about me, I should if I played central defense, because I would hit him. But you shouldn’t worry because I’m too old and mean, “he said, smiling.