Mourinho: “Juve or Roma? Happy to avoid Barca, Bayern, and Real.”

SportMediaset: Former Inter and current Chelsea manager José Mourinho spoke today after his team advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League, and was asked about the two Italian squads who also advanced in the competition.

“The round of 16 against Juve or Roma? The fans are happy that we won’t meet Barcelona, Bayern, or Real in the last 16. Anyway, I don’t see any major differences between finishing first or second but, of course, those three that I mentioned are the favourites, but drawing Roma, Juve or PSG doesn’t change much: they are teams of quality.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.