José "The Special One" Mourinho

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I didn't watch too many games of Roma this season, but everytime when Matic was on pitch, he was more than decent, including the match against us.
Smalling is also ok for them. The problem are his two colleagues.
In the second half of the season, with the exception of Dybala when fit, Matic has been Roma's best player whenever I've watched them. Not sure how he was in the 1st half, but he's been very good in the second half of the season, especially their European games.

Agree on Smalling as well who is easily their best defender. Ibanez makes mistakes every game and Mancini is a loose cannon who looks on the verge of being red-carded every time I watch him.
 

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Agree on Smalling as well who is easily their best defender. Ibanez makes mistakes every game and Mancini is a loose cannon who looks on the verge of being red-carded every time I watch him.
When I read your post, I was reminded of Ze Elias who played for us between 1997-1999.

I remember a commentator once referring to Ze Elias as a red card waiting to happen. It's a description of an Inter player that I have never forgotten.
 

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I remember Ivica Olić in his interview, few years ago, said that the toughest and impermeable defence he ever played against was Inter's in 2010 final.
 

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José Mourinho on signing Didier Drogba for Chelsea:
"In 2003, I coached Porto and we faced Marseille in the Champions League. That evening, Drogba scored and celebrated his goal as if it were his last, the atmosphere at the Stade Vélodrome went crazy, the noise was deafening."
"At half-time, I passed him in the tunnel and said to him: "I don't have the money to buy you, but do you have any cousins in Ivory Coast who can play like you?".
"He laughed, hugged me and said: "One day you will be in a club that can buy me."
"6 months later, I signed for Chelsea... I had several options, but I arrived and said: "I want Didier Drogba". Some people had doubts, wondering about Didier: "Why this one?", "Why not that one?", "Are you sure he will adapt to the Premier League?" Is he really that good?".
" Despite these questions, I repeated "I want Didier Drogba."
"Eventually, Didier became a legend at Chelsea. Those goals have brought him titles and accolades, but what sticks with me are the countless stories we have together."
 

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Milito was such a predator. And seeing those prices on players like Lucio and Motta. Cant believe 13 years have passed.
 

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Mourinho looknig good for his classic move of 'third season dismissal' (every job since Inter except Tottenham).
 

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Lakaka and Jose seems like a total disaster in the making.
 

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season 3 sacking getting closer by the day
 

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At the moment only Brehme believes in Mourinho.
 

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At the moment only Brehme believes in Mourinho.
I believe his team is rather shit actually. Always felt like he's been pulling miracles with Roma reaching 2 European finals in a row while keeping them in the top 6.

They didn't get much better this year and most of the signings were quite late.
 

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Last season they started slow as well. What I see problematic is that he keeps bringing average players and want to play them in a formation that even he himself isn't absolutely sure.

Such a shame Dybala is in Roma.
 
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