“What can I say? I am the best.”
I almost missed another classic magic Mourinho quote this weekend. It was spewed forth from the Inter boss’s mouth on Friday, I believe, when he was asked by an Italian journalist if he still feels pressure to succeed. Without missing a beat, Mourinho replied:
“[Arsene] Wenger has been Arsenal’s coach for 15 years but he hasn’t won even a Carling Cup for six years. [Rafa] Benitez hasn’t won a league title in six years but they continue to keep him as Liverpool’s coach.
“This is not the Italian mentality. To stay here I must continue winning and do well.”
Implying that Wenger and Benitez are both hopeless losers (he has a point, sort of) as a way of showing how awesome and handsome you are? Priceless.
The Premier League REALLY needs a charming villain like Mourinho back in the fold, just for inciteful barbs like this. Sure beats having to watch a Gary Megson post-match interview.