Mourinho: Varane can be better then Blanc

Jose Mourinho said that his young defender from France, Rafael Varane (18 years old) has ability to become one of the best defenders: “Varane has the same intelligence, the same calmness on the ball and the same presence as Laurent Blanc on the pitch.”

“But with all due respect to Blanc, Varane is much faster. For now, he is still a kid. But I hope and think that when he reaches maturity at 26-27 he will be better than Blanc.”

Mourinho: Interista forever!

“Inter is my home, a return home is always possible. It’s the same with ‘Lele’ (Gabriele Oriali, former technical director of Inter) – he must go home.”

“Like all the Inter fans I want him (Stramaccioni) to do well. I’m sorry for Ranieri, but football is like this. When things go wrong, coaches are changed.”

About Materazzi with who he had special relationship: “I miss him a lot, but we are close now and we always will be. I’m sure he’s happy with our (Jose’s new club, Real Madrid) result today (Tuesday). For me, he will always be a brother.”