Current Roma coach Jose Mourinho believes that he and Inter Milan could have potentially won the Champions League again together.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, the Portuguese coach agreed with former defender Marco Materazzi’s suggestion that he and the Nerazzurri could have repeated their 2010 feat of winning Europe’s top club competition.
Mourinho spent just two seasons as coach of Inter.
But they were two of the most successful years that he has enjoyed in his career. And they were also two of the best years in the history of Inter, in terms of trophies.
Mourinho’s spell in charge of the Nerazzurri culminated in the Treble win at the end of the 2009-10 season.
Having won both the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia already, Inter won the Champions League as well.
Mourinho left not long after then.
The Portuguese decided to take on a new challenge at Real Madrid. But he believes that had he not departed, he and Inter could have won the Champions League a second time together.
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Mourinho looked back on a comeback away to Dynamo Kiev during that Treble-winning season.
“If we lose we’re out, if we draw we’re still alive but we have to get a result in Barcelona,” he recalled.
“I remember that I said at the end of the match we shouldn’t cry or stand with our hands in our faces, what we did had a lot of emotional worth,” he continued.
“We risked everything. When we scored we could have settled for a draw and gone for it in Barcelona. But we had momentum, which is worth a lot in football.”
Mourinho noted that “Sometimes we as coaches act like forces of nature. But sometimes things happen because you make sure they happen.”
“You have good players who have character. They can always give you a response, always push themselves to the limit.”
The current Roma coach suggested that “If I had stayed another 2-3 years with that team, we would have won more than one Champions League, as Marco Materazzi always says.”