Inter Legend Marco Materazzi: “Roma Coach Jose Mourinho Is The Same As Ever, A Master Of Football Psychology”

Inter Legend Marco Materazzi: “Roma Coach Jose Mourinho Is The Same As Ever, A Master Of Football Psychology”
December 3, 2021 17:30
( )

Legendary former Inter defender Marco Materazzi believes that Roma coach Jose Mourinho is still the same coach he’s always been ahead of the Portuguese manager’s clash with Inter tomorrow.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, the former defender hailed the understanding of match psychology that Mourinho had while in charge at the Nerazzurri.

Mourinho was only coach at Inter for two seasons, but he left a significant impression at the club.

Materazzi was among the members of the Nerazzurri’s squad to have gained a great admiration for the Portuguese during their time together at the club, and he believes that Mourinho has brought the same qualities to the Giallorossi.

The former defender feels that the first match against the club which he won the European treble will be a very emotional experience for Mourinho.

He began with an anecdote about his time under the Portuguese coach, recalling the Coppa Italia final against Roma.

“Jose was furious because before the match they played the Roma anthem,” he explained, “they were at home, he couldn’t do anything about it, but that was his particular way of encouraging us.”

“Nobody knows how to play on psychology like him,” the former defender added, “and he built a team that was stronger than all opponents.”

Materazzi went on that “He is the same as always, for me he has not changed. Now he is in a different place, it’s not easy to make that change.”

“It is as if he has had a ‘reset’ in his career and it is clear that, apart from this match where we are opponents, we will always cheer for him at least a bit,” he went on.

He explained that “In his heart there only Roma, as is only right. He is an employee of the club, a professional, and he will want to win.”

“He will experience the same thing that all Inter fans feel,” he added, “love and memories until the first whistle, then it will be battle.”

Materazzi also had another anecdote about his time under the Portuguese coach, recalling that “We were playing against Lazio just three days before the final of the Coppa Italia against Roma.”

“The game is in control and I am on the bench, then Jose turns around and says these exact words to me: ‘You want to play from the beginning on Wednesday?'”

“It was out of nowhere!” he explained, “who else would have said it at that moment? It surprised me, but it made me very happy. This exemplifies a lot about the relationship he was able to have with his players.”

By Toni Weeler

Ex-Lazio Goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani: “Edin Dzeko & Joaquin Correa Needed To Give Inter More Presence In Penalty Area Agaisnt Spezia”

April 17, 2022 23:00
( )

Former Lazio and Torino goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani believes that starting strike pair Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa did not give Inter much of a cutting…

Inter To Hold Contract Extension Talks With Agents Of Milan Skriniar & Ivan Perisic After Bologna Clash, Italian Media Report

April 17, 2022 22:30
( )

Inter will meet with the agents of defender Milan Skriniar and wingback Ivan Perisic for contract extension talks after their Serie A clash with Bologna.…

Ex-Italy Coach Marcello Lippi: “Not Sure Inter Are Serie A Title Favourites But They’re The Team I Most Enjoy Watching”

April 17, 2022 22:00
( )

Former Italy and Juventus head coach Marcello Lippi feels that regardless of their Scudetto credentials, Inter are the most pleasing of the Serie A title…

Ex-AC Milan Coach Fabio Capello: “Inter Favourites To Win Serie A, Win Over Juventus Important”

April 17, 2022 21:30
( )

Former AC Milan, Real Madrid, and England coach Fabio Capello believes that Inter are in the driver’s seat in the Serie A title race. Speaking…

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona & Tottenham To Battle It Out Over Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, Italian Media Report

April 17, 2022 21:00
( )

La Liga duo Atletico Madrid and Barcelona and Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the main candidates to sign Inter striker Latuaro Martinez…

Official – Referee Maurizio Mariani To Be In Charge Of Inter’ Coppa Italia Semi-Final Second Leg Against AC Milan

April 17, 2022 20:30
( )

Referee Maurizio Mariani has been appointed to be in charge of Inter’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg clash with AC Milan. This is confirmed in…



to our newsletter