18 May

Wa-tishista! Maddy found this cute video of Mou being questioned by a bunch of squirming, adorable kids (with a rather startling collection of hipster eyewear). I’m not good at translating Italian unless it’s spoken very slowly and enunciated clearly (and then I still don’t get every word – what can I say, I SUCK at languages), anyone want to give it a go? I’d love to know what the kids are saying. Mou looks so young and happy. Those smiles he gives are devastating. It’s nice to see him so relaxed. I get the feeling that this is what he is like when he doesn’t have his “game face” on, which goes along with what all the players have said about him.

UPDATE: Awesome wa-tishista! Forlond scoured the interwebz until she found the translation for us over on the josemourinho LiveJournal.  LJ user lisachanoando was kind enough to do a translation there. The transcript and her comments after the jump.

Kid1: Who’s the strongest?
Kid2: The one who shot just now!
Kid3: That one… the one walking around on the pitch.
Kid2: I want to be the goalkeeper, always… I never want to change.
JC: *waves and makes dorky moves*

Paolo: Let me introduce to you one of the best coaches in the world, now coaching Internazionale Football Club, José Mourinho! Here he is!
Kids: *clap hands*
Paolo: Raise your hand if you want to ask something! Let’s start with a girl, Ilaria! *points*
Ilaria: Is Mourinho more beautiful than Paolo?
José: *laughing* What…?
Paolo: …she asked if… you’re more beautiful than I am… I don’t know, I am ugly but at least I try to be decent…
José: *laugs* I think the most beautiful man in the world is your daddy. He’s better than me and better than him.
Paolo: Andrè! *points*
Andrè: You get a lot of money to train Inter, don’t you? But do they still pay you if you lose?
José: Uh *laughs* That’s a good question. Usually, coaches that work get less money than coaches that have been fired… I prefer to earn less and work more. (Oh hai José being a bitch against Mancio! NdRoflingLiz)
Paolo: *laughs* Filippo, Filippo! *points*
Filippo: You’re from Portugal… do you have Gormiti in Portugal like we have them here in Italy?
José: *looks at Paolo clearly not knowing what the boy is talking about*
Paolo: Gormiti… they’re like… like… monsters… like Chiellini.
José: *looks like someone who suddenly understands what’s the matter of the question* *laughs* Yeah, yeah… they’re the same.
AlmostUnbearablyCute!Kid: Can you come and see me playing football sometimes…?
José: *looks like someone who’s just being killed by cuteness* Uh… oh… It’ll be-… I’d like to, but it’s difficult… my own son plays football and I didn’t see him once, for example… it’s difficult for me to find the time, but I really like to see kids playing.
Paolo: Alessio!
Alessio: Who decides what to watch on tv in your family?
José: My children.
Alessio: *laughs*
Paolo: Heh, you laugh… you decide too, mh? Annalia, Annalia!
Annalia: My dad told me you gave a cross to a kid… Is Portugal’s Jesus the same I pray for here in Italy?
José: *smiles, overwhelmed by cuteness* I think he’s the same.
Paolo: Emanuele, right there! Then it’s your turn, Kevin.
Emanuele: Do you laugh when you’re asleep?
José: *laughs*
Paolo: *astonished* …did you just asked him if he laughs when he’s asleep?
José: Who knows, who knows… Maybe I laugh when I’m asleep so I don’t need to laugh when I’m awake too!
Paolo: But, I mean, who laughs when he’s asleep? Emanuele, do you?
Emanuele: Yes, a little…
Paolo: Good for you, at least you’re happy! Jordan! *points* (Paolo, wasn’t it Kevin’s turn now? XD NdLiz)
Jordan: I’m a goalkeeper… I know your dad were too, do you have some suggestion for me?
StartingToGetEmo!José: Goalkeepers are… lonely men. They’re lonely, on the pitch. They’ve got different kits from the others, they stay in different positions than the others, they’ve got big responsibilities and they’ve got to be good, they’ve got to be really strong and determined.
Paolo: Alessia!
Alessia: Would you train women?
José: Mmmh, I think it’s already difficult to train men, maybe it’s even more difficult to train women. With my personality, I don’t think I could be a women’s coach. (Which means things we don’t really want to explain now, in front of the kids. NdFangirlingLiz)
Paolo: Filippo!
FIlippo: You’re a good coach, but… were you bad as a player?
José: *trying not to laugh himself sick and ending up using a terribly high voice* Yes… I certainly wasn’t a wonder… luckily, I did better as a coach.
Paolo: Oh… wait, wait, Sharon raised her hand… maybe she’s got a question, at least, if it’s not a cramp.
José: *laughs*
Sharon: Do you swear when you’re angry?
José: *smiling and being more beautiful than ever* Unfortunately, I do. I do it with players and I do it with my staff… I obviously don’t with kids, but it’s difficult to get angry at kids. (José, you’re the ONLY MAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD who finds difficult to get angry at kids. NdLiz)
Paolo: One last question, who wants to ask it? Just one, and make sure it’s a great one. Mister, you choose.
AlreadyKnowingTheKidsLikeHe’sBeenCoachingThemForYears!José: Kevin, Kevin.
Paolo: *laughs* Kevin, come on.
Kevin: Do you dream of playing football when you’re asleep?
José: I always dream about matches… the one already passed, the one that’s coming. Yes, sometimes I dream about playing football.
Paolo: Mister, what would you say to the kids here and the ones that are watching us on tv now?
MostWonderfulManInTheWorld!José: What I want to say is that if I could I would trade all my press conferences for press conferences like this one. (José, I LOVE YOU so much. NdLiz)

Crappy transcription and translation made by me, ’cause there’s no English version of this interview on Inter.it and the Italian one has unfortunately been deprived of various moments of pure LOL.

10 Responses to “UPDATED WITH TRANSLATION: Mou-dorable!”

  1. Maisoun May 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Yay for adorable Mou & adorable kiddies! This reminds me of that game where Mou was in the tunnel walking through all the little kids, patting their heads & hands ❤ I bet Mou is such a sweetheart, someone please translate this!!

  2. Forlond May 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Maybe month ago there was this same video on YT but with complete translation in comments. I can’t find it anymore.

  3. maddy May 19, 2011 at 5:36 am #

    do you laugh when you’re asleep?


    • headbandsandheartbreak May 19, 2011 at 11:14 am #

      I freaking loved that kid. I also loved when Mou said that the girl’s daddy was the most beautiful man in the world. He’s so sweet! It’s neat to see a different side of him.

      • maddy May 20, 2011 at 6:26 am #

        that was beautiful. i love mourinho. if i were that girl i would have jumped on his lab and hugged him.

        • maddy May 20, 2011 at 6:27 am #


  4. Jenny May 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Mourinho coaching women? Where do I join?

    Yeah…I can see how it would be a problem!

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

      Yeah, it would be a problem for him, because I’d be constantly trying to jump him. 😉

  5. Forlond May 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    I loved that ‘were you a good player’ question 😀 And that kid wanting Jose to watch him play broke my heart.

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

      It made me so sad too. 😦 I wondered if the poor little woobie had a daddy who came to watch him play. 😦

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