Jose is looking forward to a ‘great final’. Louis van Gaal said it was ‘an honour to be back’ at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The meeting of these two extraorinary men reunites Inter coach José Mourinho with the man from whom he learned so much when assistant to Van Gaal at the Camp Nou over a decade ago.
‘I can only say good things about that time, It feels like yesterday even though it was 12 years ago. I told him when we got to the final ‘A big hug before the final, a big hug after the final’. The big hug before the final is done; the big hug after the final will happen.’
The stage is set.
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