Xabi Alonso anticipates reunion with Mourinho in Europa League semifinal

Andy Mattioli

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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