first_imgLuciano Spalletti has urged Inter Milan players to treat the Atalanta clash like a Champions League clash and went to talk about Jose Mourinho.“It is an extremely difficult test and we must consider it an extension of the Champions League week,” warned the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia just days after a 1-1 draw with Barcelona.“Atalanta paid for the Europa League efforts and the disappointment of that exit, but they always performed well and now they are making more of their chances.“When playing in Bergamo, they really come out and attack you, showing their mental and physical strength. Gian Piero Gasperini’s influence is visible and he is great for Italian football, making it more modern and entertaining.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We’ve got to remember that a contract makes you part of Inter, but only results and victories let you be part of this club’s history. We saw that with the reaction Inter fans had to Jose Mourinho’s gesture. After the results he achieved here, the love for him is infinite and we must want to experience that too.”Spalleti equally shared his thoughts on Mourinho’s recent gesture after Manchester United beat Juventus in the Champions League.“If you provoke a lion, it will roar at you,” smiled Spalletti. “Mourinho himself said that in the cold light of day he shouldn’t have done it, but there are emotional pressures during certain games and there is the risk of reacting. I know full well. As long as it remains at this level, it’s all part of the spectacle.“Juventus are the strongest side in Italy and will probably win the Scudetto, but there are other teams and difficulties can arise during a Serie A season. The other sides must try to do the impossible and never give in, even at the 95th minute.”last_img

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