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Materazzi: People will value Mourinho once he's gone

Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi believes that people in Spain will not fully appreciate the value of Jose Mourinho's accomplishments at Real Madrid until he has left the club.

The Portuguese coach has received his fair share of criticism ever since he arrived at Madrid in the summer of 2010, and Materazzi feels that Mourinho deserves more respect for what he has been done at Santiago Bernabeu.

"When he leaves Spain people will value what he's achieved, as they did in Italy," Materazzi said in an interview with Marca.

The Italian then went on to stress that Mourinho's main objective at Madrid is to help the club to their 10th European Cup title.

"I speak to him every so often and I know that his priority is the Champions League and winning Madrid its 10th title," he added.

Madrid finished second in Group D behind Borussia Dortmund - but ahead of Ajax and Manchester City - to book their ticket for the knock-out stages of the competition.