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Europa League: Mourinho challenges his protégé Xabi Alonso and his “prophecy”: “Being a great coach reminds me of Guardiola”


AndThe duel between the seats will put the state of illness in the first leg of the European League semi-finals between Roma and Bayer Leverkusen. The “teacher” (José Mourinho) receives one of his most prominent students: Xabi Alonso.

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“I’ve learned a lot from all of my coaches and I’ve channeled it into my personality as a starting coach.Rafael (Bentez) It’s football, and tactics: how to cope, how to help, what to do … Pep (Guardiola) He tells you: “We will play like this and this will happen.” He’s very good at it. to Mourinho I highlight the strength and intelligence it takes to communicate. to Luis (Aragonese) You are left with conviction and the ability to decide what you want. forest You taught me to worry enough about the things you have to worry about. Ancelotti He stands out when it comes to conveying what good football is and what we need to do, ”he admitted in“ Plus + Report I Xabi Alonso, ”that“ Movistar Plus + ”has dedicated to him.

Train him by order Ancelotti, Guardiola, Mourinho, Pellegrini, Benitez, Denoux, Toshack, Olabi, Ziarita and Clemente. And his time in La Liga (Real Sociedad, Eibar and Real Madrid)prime minister (Liverpool) And the Bundesliga (Bayern) He contributed to making the Bayer Leverkusen coach the chameleon. “The fact that I know different tournaments allows me to adapt quickly”he admits.

“What you do is shape yourself. You identify with one, with another, but always within your own personality,”Confess to Marca. Chappy, however, has forged a special bond on an emotional level with Mo. Alonso and Alvaro ArbeloaThey became two of the great mottos of “mourinhismo”. They became his Praetorian Guard: “I defended Mourinho because I have always defended all my coaches.”

The Bayer Leverkusen coach played three seasons under the title “The Special One”, where he played 151 matches, scored three goals, distributed 23 assists and won three titles: League (2011-12), Cup (2010-11) and Spanish Super Cup (2012).

“He has very strong values.”

Mourinho fights for those close to him and defends them. He demands others as he demands himself. Mr. has some very strong values,” he explained in 2011. “He was a very important coach when he arrived. He left us with the penalty of not being able to win the Champions League with him. But we’ve reached the semi-finals,” Alonso, now retired, admitted to the “Voice of Coaches.”

We were left with the penalty of not being able to win the Champions League with Mourinho

Xabi Alonso

“Joss is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. His reading of the matches and his ability to react when the occasion called for it set me apart”, he replies when asked, more specifically, about Mo’s virtues as a “strategist” at L’Equipe.

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The Roma coach predicted, in 2010, Alonso’s success off the bench in an interview on the FIFA website: “He has the quality a ‘metronome’ should have.” I’m sure when he gets his boots on he’d be a great coach if he wanted to be. He reminds me of Pep Guardiola when I used him as a player. I’ve already worked as a coach on the field.”

I’m sure Xabi Alonso, when he hangs up his boots, would be a great coach if he wanted to be. Reminds me of Guardiola when I used him as a player. I have already worked as a coach in this field

Jose Mourinho

Now they meet again with passage to the Europa League final at stake. We’ll see who wins, if it’s the student…or the teacher.



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