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Euro 2024: Italy Lacks The Talents To Retain European Title –Mourinho

Euro 2024: Italy Lacks The Talents To Retain European Title  –Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has said Italy do not possess the squad talented enough to retain the European Championship.

Italy would head to the Euros with the hopes of becoming the first team to defend the European title since Spain in 2012.

But the former Roma boss has dismissed Luciano Spalletti’s men’s chances of retaining it.

“I don’t believe it, no,” Mourinho told RTP.”They don’t have a very talented squad and I don’t believe they will win again.”

When asked who are his favourites, the Portuguese said:“I think practically everyone sees it the same way, it’s Portugal, England, France, then further back Germany and Spain.”

On what made him accept the Fenerbahce job, he stated that he missed playing to win and also training to win.

“At Roma, I didn’t play to win. You always have to say that you play to win, but it’s not true. It wasn’t true and nothing changed after I left to the end of the championship.

“What we achieved in Europe was a little bit outside the norm, but on a national level, we were unable to compete. Fenerbahce will have its difficulties in Europe, but nationally it is historically between Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Galatasaray and sometimes Trabzonspor.

“I am motivated by challenging to win a league title and I missed that at Roma, I missed it at Tottenham, and I miss playing to win.”


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