Mourinho, Sorry About The Incident With Vilanova: “I Failed, Tito Had Nothing To Do With It”

José Mourinho has started his second adventure in Italy. The Portuguese coach has taken over a depressed Rome to try to take it to the positions of honor in Italy. The arrival of the technician to the city last Friday was an event. It was received by more than 1000 fans. Mou has gone to work, but before that a publication has appeared, a book, in which he is sincere. The coach has spoken with João Gabriel in Stay crazy and hungry and he has not left anyone indifferent. The most thoughtful and human Mourinho is read.

To begin with, he acknowledges his mistakes. A famous one is that incident with Tito Vilanova in a Clásico in which, in the middle of a tangana, the Portuguese put his finger in the eye of Guardiola’s then assistant. “I was the one who failed, I shouldn’t have done what I did. Of course not, the negative image stays forever. Tito had nothing to do with that. I feel sorry for him,” he says remorsefully. Mourinho also stops at the Special One label, endorsed by its successes, something that later took its toll when things have not gone so well.

I’ve been a bit of a victim of myself. If I could, it would be one of the things I would not repeat. I won, I won and I won. I got into a dynamic where not winning seemed like the end of the world. “He tells João Gabriel. “I myself, because of my personality, promoted this a bit, that everything is always to win, win or win. When I came to situations where it was very difficult to do it, something that for other coaches was something acceptable, for me it was always considered insufficient, a failure, “he wielded.

Mourinho also recognizes some difficulty in his relationship with the players and points out an anecdote with Cristiano Ronaldo. “I have a problem with self-centered footballers, those who put personal goals before team goals. This complicates work,” he says. Mourinho points to an episode with Cristiano in 2013 at Real Madrid. “We were in the last minute of a match with Valencia. We were coming off two consecutive draws, but we won that match 2-0. Ronaldo lost the ball after trying to dribble Joao Pereira and Valencia almost scored. I told him after two draws was different to win 2-0 to 2-1. He did not like what I said, but it was nothing special, “he sums up.