CM exclusive: Hugo Sanchez dreams Italian job

CM exclusive: Hugo Sanchez dreams Italian job
2011-22-11 - 19:53


Hugo Sanchez is a legend of Spanish football having scored more than 200 goals for Real Madrid but after coaching Mexico and Almeria he is looking for a new challenge. Sanchez is currently living Madrid and was interviewed exclusively by

What do you think of Italian football?

“Unfortunately, here in Spain they don’t show as many games as I would like, but I think Italian football is very difficult. There is a lot of strategy and plenty of tactical preparation into it. Something which you don’t find elsewhere”

Who are the best calcio teams for you?

“Well, of course I will say Milan, Inter and Juventus. But I also like Lazio and Napoli which are closing the gap with the best teams.”

What about the best strikers?

“I see myself in Filippo Inzaghi. I like is determination and hunger for goals. It doesn’t matter if he is not young, Milan should keep him because he can still make the difference. I also admire Antonio Di Natale for his consistency. Scoring so many goals in Italy is a great achievement. Ultimately, I like Edinson Cavani from Napoli, a team which has many followers here in Spain too.”

 Would you like to coach in Italy one day?

“Indeed, it would be a pleasure. It would be a fantastic challenge for me. I am ready to coach one of the big teams which are competing for the Scudetto. I am always following Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli.”

This is a key time for Champions League. Milan will take on Barcelona for the first spot in the group while Napoli face Manchester City in the biggest game of their season…

"Milan-Barcelona is a beautiful game, but I expect a draw. After all, both of them will qualify anyway. I care about Napoli and I will be cheering for them also because of my friend Diego Maradona who is going through a difficult time. That said, I think that Manchester City are a better team than the Azzurri at the moment, so unless Napoli give their very best it will be impossible for them to win it.”