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Shevchenko respects Mourinho as ‘a friend’

Sun 21 November 2021 | 21:04

The Genoa manager talked to the former midfielder before his side’s clash against the Giallorossi started, revealing that his men are motivated and referring to Jose Mourinho as ‘a friend’.

Andriy Shevchenko

is having his

Serie A

debut as

Genoa

’s coach in the battle against

Jose Mourinho

’s

Roma

.

The Giallorossi boss was the former striker’s coach at Chelsea in 2006-07, but they did not have a good relationship back then.

Shevchenko made a move to Mourinho’s Blues from Milan but had a hard time settling in at Stamford Bridge, meeting the back of the net only four times in 30 matches in his first season with them.

After two years, the Ukraine legend admitted that he blamed the Special One for his bad Chelsea performances in the Premier League.

However, the duo share a good relationship now, having mutual respect between them.

Mourinho is a friend and a person I respect. We play in front of our fans who always support the team,”

the former striker told

DAZN

in an interview with his ex-teammate

Massimo Ambrosini

.

Massimo Ambrosini was at Milan when Shevchenko had his debut in 1999 as a footballer.

I haven’t changed, I still want to impress,”

Shevchenko ensured.

“I am trying to be serene. I have many things in my mind. I make my debut against an important team and an important coach.

“The lads are motivated. They want to turn things around, this is a good starting point. We are getting there slowly. We are trying to be as competitive as possible.”


source: SportMob

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