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Mou: I would vote for Mou

October 11, 2010

Before we begin, check out this goal from Pablo Sarabia, which gave Castilla a 0-1 victory, its first road victory, against Cacereño.  Mou keeps an eye on the canteranos, and so should you!  Speaking of Mou, he gave an interview to French television yesterday.

Thanks to reader JulieFromParis for providing the transcript of this interview that Mou did with Téléfoot yesterday (have a watch here).  She says that his French has a “sexy accent” and I have to agree!

David Astorga: What are Real’s aims this season?

José Mourinho: Stability because the club has had a different coach every season.

D.A.: You don’t have any pressure to win the Champion’s League this year?

J.M.: No, there’s no pressure from the club. But from the Spanish media (press) who are hard on us, yes. And we have pressure in La Liga because our reference is Barcelona, and we know that in January or February, one will first and the other will be second.

D.A.: Is a player like Ronaldo untouchable on the team?

J.M.: I can’t say that a player will be untouchable ever. But some of them are because of their hard work and attitude, their love for the team. And for now, Cristiano is untouchable and I’m lucky enough to have a lot of players that will become untouchable too.

D.A.: Is Karim Benzema one of them?

J.M.: No [ouch!], but Karim is talented enough to be one of them.

D.A.: What’s wrong then?

J.M.: In English, there’s something we call the “killer instinct,” and Karim has to understand he cannot be “the good guy.”  I think the situation is perfect for him because Laurent and I are friends. As we are friends, we are connected so that Laurent, Karim and I can take the next step that Karim needs in his career.

D.A.: A word about Zinedine Zidane who works with F. Pérez, how is your relationship with him?

J.M.: I wish Zinedine would work more on the pitch with me than with Pérez. I  don’t think he’s into coaching at all but it would be good for the club if he worked with me.  [Yes, release him FP, release him!]

D.A.: This year, at the same time as the Golden Ball, there will be an award for the best coach.  If you could vote, would you vote for J. Mourinho?

J.M.: Yes.

D.A.: (laughing):  I knew about that one!!

J.M.: If I don’t win despite the fact that I won pretty much everything, I will never win! (laughing).

D.A.: Can you picture yourself coaching a national team in Brazil 2014?

J.M.: I want to coach the Portuguese national team.  One day, I want to be part of a World Cup, and work for my country but I’m still young as a coach and have like 20 years ahead to do so.  Nevertheless, I think it’s a different life and feel like it’s not what I have to do now.

At the end:

J.M.: Sorry for my French, but if I train a French team one day, I’m sure I’ll speak well after a month of practicing everyday.

D.A.: Can you imagine coaching a French team one day? Paris? Marseille?

J.M.: Monte Carlo!!  JAJAJAJAJA!!!


And I’ll just stick these in here since they’re not worth their own post.

Spain’s U-21 team beat Croatia 2-1, with Canales coming on as a sub nine minutes from the end of the game, France beat Romania 2-0 with Benzema as a starter and Lass not seeing any minutes, and Diarrá started Mali’s eventual 2-1 victory against Liberia.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. lola permalink
    October 11, 2010 10:27

    The pic reminds me very much of Crackovia-Mou.;)

  2. Jennifer permalink
    October 11, 2010 12:17

    Oh, Mou. Never change.

    (No, seriously, don’t go away. We need some of that stability!)

  3. luca00 permalink
    October 11, 2010 16:05

    Coach of the Year, Master of the Universe…either way, Mou would get my vote!!

    • Jennifer permalink
      October 11, 2010 17:11

      Shhh, don’t say that too loudly. He’ll get ideas!

  4. October 11, 2010 17:55

    Poor Karim, Mou and Blanc are ganging up on him! I used to like Mou just because he is pure entertainment but now I am starting to like him as a coach. Still I won’t be totally convinced until he gets us past the knockout stages in the Champions league and takes the Copa del Rey a bit more seriously. A title or two would be nice….. but STABILITY this year is more important. The thing is if we don’t win a title this season ( God forbid), no Mou next season? Or will they give him a chance?

    • Margie permalink
      October 12, 2010 18:02

      I would hope they would give him a chance, and I don’t see why he has to prove himself, isn’t it obvious he’s a good coach, objectively speaking from the number of trophies he’s won? There’s an incredible amount of pressure from the Spanish media.

  5. Maisoun permalink
    October 11, 2010 21:17

    He is even invading my dreams now!!! Very weird but cool at the same time lol

  6. emily permalink
    October 12, 2010 05:24

    Mourinho is a Jedi knight…

  7. Margie permalink
    October 12, 2010 05:48

    Loved it, thanks 🙂
    Looking at last year objectively Mou would be the logical choice for the coaches’ award, but I suppose it’s improper to say yourself xD

  8. sidney permalink
    October 15, 2010 01:49

    Mou the special one so terribly straightforword:)

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