Jose Mourinho: Champions League More Important than World Cup

While national coaches are at their wits’ end trying to figure out a way to have a good World Cup result, Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho is more concerned of how his team will perform on Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

In an interview earlier this week, Mourinho said he believes the Champions League is “more important” than the World Cup, which begins next month. According to the outspoken Portuguese manager, the quality of the teams in the Champions League is higher than the national squads entered in the World Cup. The Champions League “is even bigger than the World Cup because the teams in it are at a higher level than national teams, who can’t buy the best players.”

Mourinho’s Internazionale reached the final after eliminating CSKA Moscow, Chelsea, and Barcelona. Bayern Munich, who are under Louis van Gaal, defeated Manchester United, Lyon, and Fiorentina on their way to the final at the Santiago BernabĂ©u Stadium in Madrid, Spain.

You can watch the UEFA Champions League Final: Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich Live Stream HERE.