Mourinho: Milan can rule Europe
Jose Mourinho believes AC Milan can emerge as UEFA Champions League contenders this season following the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho at the San Siro. I Rossoneri landed the Sweden striker on loan from Barcelona and acquired the 26-year-old Brazilian from Manchester City on the final day of the transfer window.
Mourinho has been paying close attention to the Milan's dealings as his Real Madrid side will face them, along with Auxerre and Ajax, in Group G of the Champions League.
"With Ibrahimovic and Robinho, this is another Milan," Mourinho told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Robinho and Ibrahimovic are among the best in the world.
"Certainly Milan is much stronger than it was a year ago. I Rossoneri are among the teams that can win the Champions League."
Mourinho, who departed Inter Milan in the summer after guiding them to a Coppa Italia, Serie A and Champions League treble, has no regrets over his decision to leave Italy.
"I don't think any Italian coach misses me, just as I don't miss them," he said. "I do speak to [Inter Milan president Massimo] Moratti every week. We are friends. He is part of my history just as I'm part of his.
"I hope with all my heart that Inter wins the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the FIFA Club World Cup, but not the Champions League. But I am a professional and when I end a chapter, I end it without regrets."