Jose Mourinho launches attack on the state of Italian football
Monday 25 January 2010
Internazionale head coach Jose Mourinho launched a verbal attack on the state of Italian football after seeing his side win a controversial derby with AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro.
Inter ended the game with nine men, with both Wesley Sneijder and Lucio sent off by referee Gianluca Rocchi.
A spiky Mourinho told Sky Italia: "It was a strange game. I have realised that they are not going to allow us to wrap this title up.
"But we were perfect. We would have won this game even with seven men. Maybe with six we would have struggled, but we would have won with seven.
"Everything was done to try and prevent Inter from winning, but my squad is strong and we will win the Scudetto.
"But I will leave it at that. This is your country and your league, I am just a foreigner working here.
"One day I will go and leave this problem with you."
Sunday's 2-0 home defeat against Napoli proved to be the final straw for Serse Cosmi, who resigned from his position as Livorno coach after the game.
The 51-year-old had only been in charge of the club since October when Livorno were rooted to the foot of the Serie A table.
Despite the Napoli loss, the club remain outside the relegation zone, but Cosmi insisted: "I have taken this difficult decision because of the massive conflict in opinion between president (Aldo) Spinelli and me."
Italy international Luca Toni could be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a calf injury during Roma's 2-1 victory against Juventus in Turin.
Toni, who is on loan at Roma from Bayern Munich until the end of the season, limped out of the action after only three minutes.
The 32-year-old will have a scan on the injury but initial estimates suggest he could be out of action for four weeks.
Nicolas Burdisso seems certain to return to Internazionale at the end of this season even though he has impressed during his loan spell at Roma.
The 28-year-old Argentina international has been a regular for Roma this term, featuring in 23 matches and helping the side from the capital put together a ten-match unbeaten run stretching back to October in Serie A.
However, the central defender's agent, Fernando Hidalgo, told FcInterNews.it: "Burdisso is having a great season at Roma and is proving all his worth.
"Nico has one year left on his contract with the Nerazzurri which runs out in June 2011. He will return to Milan on June 30 after the end of his loan deal.
"Should there be any developments which exclusively regard the club, we will be notified and weigh things up."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Atletico Madrid closing in on Santi Cazorla - reports
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger set to cancel moves for Sami Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin in favour of Jack Wilshere - reports
Arturo Vidal: Manchester United bid £39m for Juventus midfielder
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho wants both Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge
Malaysian cyclist could face disciplinary action after 'Save Gaza' gloves protest
- 1 Malaysian cyclist could face disciplinary action after 'Save Gaza' gloves protest
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 Fifty Shades of Grey trailer provokes moral outrage from US parenting groups
- 4 McDonald’s removes chicken nuggets from the menu in Hong Kong amid major food scare
- 5 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia