Mourinho was all praise for Italy’s defence and notably spoke highly of Roberto Mancini’s starting centre-backs, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.
“I told Rashford after the game [Juventus vs Manchester United] that these two centre-backs should go to university to teach,” Mourinho explained.
“You don’t see many centre-backs like this now. They prefer to have a target man and not the ones attacking the lines like Sterling.
“Mancini did a good job not just tactically but with the group and mentality.
“As positive as England is and the waiting, Italy are pretty confident.”