Juventus’ Sami Khedira reveals Premier League ‘dream’ and admiration for Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti

Sami Khedira says it would be a “dream” to play in the Premier League, and has picked out Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as two managers who would love to work under.

The 33-year-old Juventus midfielder spent three years under Mourinho at Real Madrid, and also worked for Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.

Khedira says the “one thing missing” from his career is a stint in English football.

“When I was a child it was always a big dream of mine to be a Premier League player,” he told Sky Germany

“I am really happy and satisfied with my career until now but one thing is still missing because I always had this dream and it has never come true… to be a part of the Premier League. I have watched so many Premier League games since I was young and even now I am following the Premier League a lot.

“I always enjoy playing in the Champions League against the English clubs. The atmosphere, the style and the idea of football has always impressed me. If it is possible, it will for sure be a really big dream [come true] and an honour to be a part of the Premier League.”

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Both Mourinho and Ancelotti have made impressive starts to the season in charge of Tottenham and Everton respectively. Asked why Mourinho is so revered as a coach, Khedira said: “Because of his personality. He is always direct, honest, clear in his mind and a great coach.

“Many people talk about him [being] too defensive but he is a winner, he is a champion. That is why he impressed me the most. I really enjoyed working with Jose Mourinho but there are many coaches who I would like to work with. 

“Ancelotti is doing a great job at the moment and is a great personality. He is one of the coaches who impressed me also.”

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