Inter Milan boss Mourinho: Quaresma was one I wanted

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho is thrilled with their capture of ex-Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma. “I wanted Ricardo for ages but it only just became possible,” the Special One asserted. “When I arrived at Inter I wanted three players - Amantino Mancini, Quaresma and Frank Lampard. “The club did all it could for Lampard and when he changed his mind Muntari stepped in. “I can only thank the President, Marco Branca and Gabriele Oriali for everything they have done - now they can go on holiday and leave it to me and the payers.

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho is thrilled with their capture of ex-Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma.

“I wanted Ricardo for ages but it only just became possible,” the Special One asserted. “When I arrived at Inter I wanted three players - Amantino Mancini, Quaresma and Frank Lampard.

“The club did all it could for Lampard and when he changed his mind Muntari stepped in.

“I can only thank the President, Marco Branca and Gabriele Oriali for everything they have done - now they can go on holiday and leave it to me and the payers.

“Quaresma's arrival comes at an important moment because the squad is balanced and has lots of options for formations.

“It's a shame that such a winner with so many titles to his name couldn't have arrived prior to our Italian Super Cup win, but I'm sure that he will have lots of honours to his name at the end of the season,” he concluded.

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