****ing overcrowded Egypt
Teams: Al Ahly | F.C. Internazionale | AZ
"You are probably asking yourselves how come I can argue with Mourinho of all people?
Ok, but back then it was different. He was merely a translator and an assistant starting his coaching career, replacing a great coach like Heynckes who won the Champions league. Heynckes was a friend, a coach who gave me freedom and confidence. He left and was replaced by an inexperienced manager."
"I must amdit though, Mourinho was an excellent coach in many points. I will explain.
"Mourinho is a coach who likes to study. He does not leave any detail to circumstances. When you go into a game you know everything about your role and everything about your opponent."
"After our first training with him, he set up a meeting with every player in a room which had projectors."
"Mourinho sat with every player to view videos as to explain how he wants us to play"
"In the training field he made lines on the pitch and placed points which determine the movements and positions of the players."
"Mourinho was young at the time so he also made sure to have good relationships with all the players. He participated in all occasions, birthdays, weddings, anything. He called players to wish them a happy birthday. This was a good part about his personality."
"But if you want to understand why I argued with a coach with that character, you need to understand the surrounding circumstances around the club."
"When Mourinho came to Benfica he was young and without a C.V. or popularity. He wanted to be popular with the Benfica fans so he played on the Portuguese tone to endear himself to the fans.
the first thing he said was: 'I don't know how Benfica's biggest star can't be Portuguese'
"Benfica had 2 wingers - me and Poborsky. We played behind Joao Pinto. Poborsky used to play on the line and I used to cut inside. That's what happened during the days of Heynckes.
"But in his first training session Mourinho asked us to switch - I'm going to hug the line and Poborsky will cut in."
"How come? I asked. Poborsky is pure winger who plays on the line while the team depended on me to break down defences and penetrate from deep. But Mourinho insisted."
"Our first game with Mourinho was away to Boavista. I started the match, Mourinho wouldn't bear the pressure of the fans had he sacrificed me. The plan was that I'll play on the left, near the touchline whilst Poborsky would cut in. Ok, we'll see what happens..
"With the first few minutes I started to feel that things are not going well. The ball wasn't reaching me! should I shout to get it?"
"The problem is that the left side is near the technical area where Mourinho was standing. So everytime I thought of cutting in deep with the ball, Mourinho shouted: Sabry no no, calm down Sabry."
Boavista scored and we trailed. Then and there I decided - I will cut in deep and whatever happens happens!
"Mourinho kept on shouting behind me til the first half ended."
We entered the locker-rooms. Mourinho told me: Sabry, good morning!
"He meant that I was asleep and not focused."
"I lost my nerves. I took off my shirt, threw it on the ground and insulted him in Arabic. He couldn't understand me of course, then I accused him of being a racist"
"I dribbled, cut in and passed to Joao Pinto. From which he scored."
OOOH ALAAAAH GOOOOOL (Sabry's words)
"I was happy. Mourinho could not look me in the eye. He looked backwards."
"Seconds passed, there's a substitution. I'm out."
"I yelled at him whilst leaving the pitch. I decided not to continue at Benfica. I spoke with Mohamed El-Fayed (then Fulham owner) who wanted to sign me on more than one occasion. I'm not putting up with this coach any longer!
"But I didn't know that I'll be back and will have another round in my fight with Mourinho..."
ما أخذ بالقوة لا يسترد إلا بالقوة
lol hossam lol...i think your the coolest bro one of the few ppl i like in this world
now thats three rants lol
i love u bro. yr good people
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