Angel di Maria has spoken of his sadness at Jose Mourinho’s departure from Real Madrid at the end of the season.
“I felt very sad when I knew that he was going to leave. When a Coach like him leaves an institution it’s not nice for anybody. But he was looking for happiness and saw his future somewhere else.
“Hopefully it will all go well for him. I’m grateful to Mourinho and I think that he also took away a good image of me,” reflected the Argentine international in an interview with Ole newspaper.
However, despite the good impression he has of Mourinho, the 25-year-old midfielder maintains he has no immediate plans to follow his old boss to Chelsea.
“I’m very happy in Madrid as it’s a city where I live in a very relaxed manner with my wife and baby, who was born one-and-a-half months ago, but between the President and the new boss who comes in they will have to decide if they still want me.
“For my part I’d love to stay. I’m happy with my teammates and how the supporters treat me,” admitted Di Maria, who also commented on Argentina’s chances in next year’s World Cup and his countryman Lionel Messi.
“Every country would like to have Leo and we know that he can make the difference, although the rest also have some great players. The Germans have a very good team and so do Spain, while Brazil are the home nation.
“The most powerful countries are always there. We are convinced we will be going to the World Cup and can’t wait to get to a final, which is what all Argentines expect,” he added.