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Xabi Alonso anticipates reunion with Mourinho in Europa League semifinal

Andy Mattioli
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Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso discussed tomorrow night’s showdown with Roma in the Europa League semifinal in Rome.

In today’s press conference, the Spanish technician said, “It is a privilege for me to meet Mourinho as an opponent on the touchline.”

“More than expecting something from him, I expect something from his players, who have experience and quality.”

“We will have to play a perfect game here and then in a week’s time we’ll have to do the same at home.”

“We are ready and prepared. I can’t wait to say hello to Mourinho, I have very nice memories with him in Madrid, but when the game starts I will only be focussed on the game at hand.”

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