Jose calms Inter storm

21 January 2009 08:12
Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho says he is happy to ride out the storm that followed his side's dismal 3-1 defeat at Atalanta at the weekend. Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti hit out at the former Chelsea boss after seeing Inter humbled in Bergamo, saying: "I don't think it is possible to see a worse Inter than the one we saw on Sunday. "Mourinho makes the choices that he wants and we support him. He decided everything, even on the winter preparation." However, Mourinho has played down talk of a major rift and says he will let the matter lie and get on with the job in hand at the San Siro. The Portuguese commented: "Obviously after a game like that we had to talk about what happened. My message is always very direct and honest. "It isn't the end of the world, though, as if we're in trouble then the other 19 clubs behind us must feel worse. "I am not easily offended, I'm honest. I am not irritated by criticism and must accept it. "I never comment on what the president says and always have respect. He can comment on me, I cannot do the same. "I will only speak out if he asks me to. I have sufficient character and strength of opinion to tell anyone what I think, but not publicly."

Source: ESA

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