Inter are in the driving seat to retain the Serie A title, however, coach Jose Mourinho is eager to dominate Europe in the near future and admits he laid out a list of demands in a recent meeting with president Massimo Moratti.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“First of all, Inter need to improve their working conditions, starting with the Pinetina,Ã¢â‚¬Â Mourinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have to change the training facilities to enable the players to give their best. As for the team, there has to be more room for improvement. When you have two youngsters like [Mario] Balotelli and [Davide] Santon, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get complacent.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You must try and have four or five youngsters like them next year. This club needs to change its approach and make plans for the future.Ã¢â‚¬Â
There have been whispers that the ex-Chelsea tactician could walk away at the end of the season after failing to settle in the peninsula.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen,Ã¢â‚¬Â noted Ã¢â‚¬ËœMouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not one who works to get results in the short-term, I won with Chelsea as soon as I got there and I hope it will happen again here at Inter.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not easy and we all have to be in the same boat. Everybody is talking about Mourinho leaving Inter, why donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t they say that Mourinho will stay here for four or five years?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am not a self-cantered coach, I am working for the future of Inter. But I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work with 29 players any longer. We will have to sell.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Vince Masiello, Goal.com