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The goalkeeper had a glittering career at the highest level of the game having won the UEFA Champions League with the Italian side in 2010
Former Inter and Brazil star Julio Cesar retires from football
The goalkeeper had a glittering career at the highest level of the game having won the UEFA Champions League with the Italian side in 2010
Georgia receiver Riley Riddley (8) can't hang on to a pass as Tyrique McGhee (26) defends during the first half of the G day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. Riddley was shaken up on the play and left the game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
QB Fields shows off dual-threat skills in Dogs' spring game
Georgia receiver Riley Riddley (8) can't hang on to a pass as Tyrique McGhee (26) defends during the first half of the G day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. Riddley was shaken up on the play and left the game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Georgia running back Prather Hudson (24) tries to breaks free from Monty Rice (32) during the first half of the G Day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
QB Fields shows off dual-threat skills in Dogs' spring game
Georgia running back Prather Hudson (24) tries to breaks free from Monty Rice (32) during the first half of the G Day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Georgia quarterback Justin Fields looks for an open receiver during the first half of the G day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
QB Fields shows off dual-threat skills in Dogs' spring game
Georgia quarterback Justin Fields looks for an open receiver during the first half of the G day inter squad spring football game Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Inter have fallen behind Roma and Lazio in the battle for Champions League qualification, but Luciano Spalletti has faith in his side.
Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists
Inter have fallen behind Roma and Lazio in the battle for Champions League qualification, but Luciano Spalletti has faith in his side.
<p>Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists</p>
Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists

Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists

<p>Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists</p>
Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists

Inter not inferior to Roma and Lazio, Spalletti insists

Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don&#39;t think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard
Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United. This semi-final sees him hunting his 21st major trophy and now, with Arsene Wenger’s pending departure, Mourinho is the senior figure at the top of the table clubs, older than all the other four current managers of the big six excluding Arsenal. Perhaps it was the departure of an old rival but speaking at a London hotel ahead of the game at Wembley he was left wondering whether his new rival, Manchester City, could be caught at all next season. Mourinho was asked a general question about whether the consistency of his team could be improved after that comeback against City was followed by defeat at West Bromwich Albion and a performance somewhere in between at Bournemouth. He immediately responded with the question that it would depend on “what the direct opponents do”. “One of the reasons related to your question - you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not? - it depends on your opponents,” he said. “I was champion in Spain [in 2012] with 100 points and Barcelona had 91 points. Was that a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was, but the other guys had 100 points. “In this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that make it impossible for you … can you say the three [semi-final] teams who do not win the FA Cup are going to fail? It is too harsh. Praise the winner and we are going to try to be the one.” Mourinho must get more out of his expensive signings next season Credit: GETTY IMAGES It was the follow-up to that which was telling. Would it be impossible to win the title next year if City repeat their dominance? “If they get the same number of points it will be almost impossible,” Mourinho said. “If they get into the 90 something points, it is almost impossible.” Of course, you could make the argument that it is up to Mourinho’s team to stop them, having managed it over the course of one game at the Etihad Stadium this season, and by raising their own standards. Mourinho is not a man who easily suppresses what is on his mind and when he reminded everyone that City scored their winner against Bournemouth in August “in minute 145” it was obvious that there are certain things he has not yet reconciled about this season. “I was champions with Chelsea with 95 points,” he said. “That’s the reason why we were champions three months before the end of the season. We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did. We had periods of winning matches and waiting for them to lose a couple of points. They never did it … they were really, really strong. That is why there is no question about who deserves to be champions.” So to Tottenham and their 46-year-old manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at an age at which Mourinho had already won major five trophies at both Porto and Chelsea and his first Serie A title at Inter Milan. Mourinho said that Spurs’ targets for the season were not his business. “I don’t know their objectives. I don’t know the way they see their season. I don’t know their targets. That’s not my job.” He was also not prepared to concede that playing at Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley was an advantage. Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head at Wembley on Saturday Credit: MANCHESTER UNITED Mourinho reminded everyone that as Inter manager he won the 2010 Coppa Italia final against Roma at their Stadio Olympico, and also that he lost the 2013 Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid manager. “When you go to these big moments, with these big decisions, semi-finals, finals, I don't think it [the stadium] is an advantage at all,” he said. His view of Paul Pogba, the player who has divided opinion the most in Mourinho’s two seasons at Old Trafford, was that after three games in which his form has fluctuated, Bournemouth was a return to what was expected. “I told him after Manchester City that I am not expecting him [Pogba] to be the man of the match in every match,” he said. “I am not expecting him to be phenomenal in every match, because that is really difficult, but to keep a certain level is the challenge. That’s obvious. “I think he was phenomenal against City. I think he was not good against West Brom. And I think he was [good] against Bournemouth. Against City you have the two goals where people can say ‘Wow, super-decisive’. But I think he played even better against Bournemouth. Since minute one he was more consistent, more in control of the game. I think he was really good.” His response to whether elimination from the FA Cup and a season without a trophy would be a failure, was a single-word denial. Of course, there was a time when he had a say on another manager’s failure to win trophies, but for now that had all been forgotten.
Jose Mourinho held an unflattering view of Iker Casillas&#39; ability, former Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has claimed.
Better with one arm - Julio Cesar reveals Mourinho's Casillas jibe
Jose Mourinho held an unflattering view of Iker Casillas' ability, former Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has claimed.
Juventus has a four-point lead, but faces a Coppa Italia Final to go with matches vs. Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan.
Juve slips to draw, Napoli wins ahead of scudetto-defining Sunday
Juventus has a four-point lead, but faces a Coppa Italia Final to go with matches vs. Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan.
Juventus has a four-point lead, but faces a Coppa Italia Final to go with matches vs. Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan.
Juve slips to draw, Napoli wins ahead of scudetto-defining Sunday
Juventus has a four-point lead, but faces a Coppa Italia Final to go with matches vs. Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan.
The former Bayern and Inter star threw his support behind the incoming coach, highlighting some of his better qualities
Charisma, passion and leadership make Kovac Bayern-worthy, says Matthaus
The former Bayern and Inter star threw his support behind the incoming coach, highlighting some of his better qualities
Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa vs Inter Milan - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - February 17, 2018 Inter Milan&#39;s Yann Karamoh looks dejected REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
Serie A - Genoa vs Inter Milan
Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa vs Inter Milan - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - February 17, 2018 Inter Milan's Yann Karamoh looks dejected REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
The former Bayern and Inter star threw his support behind the incoming coach, highlighting some of his better qualities
Charisma, passion and leadership make Kovac Bayern-worthy, says Matthaus
The former Bayern and Inter star threw his support behind the incoming coach, highlighting some of his better qualities
<p>Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain</p>
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

<p>Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain</p>
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter&#39;s 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain
Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter's 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
Inter had not scored or won in their last three games but against Cagliari they put in a dominant display to run out 4-0 winners.
Serie A: Inter Milan climb up to third position in standings after dominant victory over struggling Cagliari
Inter had not scored or won in their last three games but against Cagliari they put in a dominant display to run out 4-0 winners.
<p>Inter Milan&#39;s Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.</p>
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.

Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter&#39;s 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain
Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter's 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
<p>Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain</p>
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

<p>Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain</p>
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain

Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter&#39;s 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
Icardi should not be happy - Spalletti demands more from free-scoring Inter captain
Mauro Icardi netted his 25th Serie A goal of the season in Inter's 4-0 win over Cagliari, but Luciano Spalletti wants more from his captain.
<p>Inter Milan&#39;s Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.</p>
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has scored his 25th goal of the Serie A season.

Inter Milan&#39;s Marcelo Brozovic celebrates with teammates Mauro Icardi, left, and Danilo D&#39;Ambrosio after scoring his side&#39;s third goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Icardi sets personal record as Inter beats Cagliari 4-0
Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic celebrates with teammates Mauro Icardi, left, and Danilo D'Ambrosio after scoring his side's third goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter Milan&#39;s Marcelo Brozovic celebrates with teammate Inter Milan&#39;s Ivan Perisic, right, after scoring his side&#39;s third goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Icardi sets personal record as Inter beats Cagliari 4-0
Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic celebrates with teammate Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, right, after scoring his side's third goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti gestures during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Icardi sets personal record as Inter beats Cagliari 4-0
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti gestures during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Inter Milan&#39;s Mauro Icardi scores his side&#39;s second goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Icardi sets personal record as Inter beats Cagliari 4-0
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scores his side's second goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
<p>Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third</p>
Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

<p>Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third</p>
Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

Inter made light work of Cagliari as Luciano Spalletti&#39;s side moved up into third place with a Mauro Icardi-inspired 4-0 win on Tuesday.
Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third
Inter made light work of Cagliari as Luciano Spalletti's side moved up into third place with a Mauro Icardi-inspired 4-0 win on Tuesday.
<p>Dubbed #InterSocialNight, the club promised a focus on &#8216;all things digital and social media&#8217;.</p>
Inter Milan swapped shirt names for Instagram handles in their Serie A game against Cagliari

Dubbed #InterSocialNight, the club promised a focus on ‘all things digital and social media’.

<p>Dubbed #InterSocialNight, the club promised a focus on &#8216;all things digital and social media&#8217;.</p>
Inter Milan swapped shirt names for Instagram handles in their Serie A game against Cagliari

Dubbed #InterSocialNight, the club promised a focus on ‘all things digital and social media’.

<p>Inter&#39;s clash with Cagliari given social media twist</p>
Inter's clash with Cagliari given social media twist

Inter's clash with Cagliari given social media twist

<p>Inter&#39;s clash with Cagliari given social media twist</p>
Inter's clash with Cagliari given social media twist

Inter's clash with Cagliari given social media twist

In celebration of #InterSocialNight, Inter players wore shirts with social media handles replacing their names for the clash with Cagliari.
Inter's clash with Cagliari given social media twist
In celebration of #InterSocialNight, Inter players wore shirts with social media handles replacing their names for the clash with Cagliari.
<p>Pastore leaves PSG exit door ajar for Liverpool and Inter</p>
Pastore leaves PSG exit door ajar for Liverpool and Inter

Pastore leaves PSG exit door ajar for Liverpool and Inter

The Argentine playmaker has been linked with a move away from the French champions for some time, and he is ruling nothing out ahead of the summer
Pastore leaves PSG exit door ajar for Liverpool and Inter
The Argentine playmaker has been linked with a move away from the French champions for some time, and he is ruling nothing out ahead of the summer

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