Blues boss looking forward to facing old club.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking forward to facing old club Inter, but will hope to win their International Champions Cup meeting.
Ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge this summer, reports in Italy had suggested that there was a slight possibility he could be open to a return to Milan after leaving Real Madrid.
However, having opted for a move back to England he now prepares to face the Nerazzurri in the International Champions Cup ahead of the new season, and is determined to put aside his fond memories of the club and look to win the game despite it being a mere pre-season friendly.
“There are only 6-7 players left of my era, but the some of the fantastic staff are still there. I have a great relationship with them, it will be nice,” he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Portuguese tactician is looking to guide Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League this season, after enjoying successful spells in Italy and Spain since leaving the club.
As a result, he is expecting a tough game in Indianapolis, and wants to secure a win in order to help prepare his squad for the gruelling campaign ahead.
“Although this is a friendly, we want to win and forget the feelings during the match as I did during Inter-Chelsea in the Champions League. And that was certainly not friendly,” he added.
Mourinho remains attentive to the evolution of Inter since his departure, and predicts a promising future after owner Massimo Moratti installed former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri as the new coach this summer.
The “Special One” admits it will be a tough game considering the tactical set-up the Italian likes to adopt, but is looking forward to the experience and to see how his players react.