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Rafa Introduced as Inter boss: I am no Mourinho

Inter’s new coach Rafael Benitez was unveiled to the media today and these are some of this comments from his press conference:

“I want to thank Inter for this opportunity, and the fans too, who immediately welcomed me with affection. I am very pleased and proud to be here. It wasn’t easy to leave Liverpool, but the situation has changed and I needed to move. I had the perfect opportunity with Inter, a massive club, and I’m really pleased to be here. Inter is a fantastic club. They did very well this year and we will see if we can keep this level next season.”

On repeating on last years treble winning season Rafa said:

“We have the possibility to win six trophies this year. I have that experience because with Liverpool we faced the European Supercup and the Community Shield quickly after each other.”

On the difference between him and Mourinho:

“I don’t think I am the anti-Mourinho but I am different. I am a coach who likes winning, who likes playing good football, though, so I don’t think we are different in that.”

On buying new players:

“Will there be any new players? Yes, I think so. I hope to buy good players, of a good level. The mentality is to win by playing well, and playing well depends on the players you have. The players here are good. They like playing good football and winning. We have so many high level player and Maicon, for example, is one of them. I wish all of our players at the World Cup the best of luck, including Maicon, who is important for us. I have to talk to the club about the transfer market. Samuel Eto’o? He sacrificed himself a lot for Inter last season. He is a good and intelligent player and I am sure he will make the same sacrifices again next year if needed.”


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