I have read other Dino Dini comments on the Internet - directly from the man himself. They show a similar attitude.
Perhaps you could find out from Dino whether the interview's been edited, misquoted or selectively cut short?
There is also the intro to the interview, which I didn't type up before:
We tracked down Kick Off developer Dino Dini to talk about his glorious gaming history - and the small matter of Sensible Soccer..."
If the writer/magazine is trying to smear Dino's reputation, I can imagine other ways to do it than calling his gaming history 'glorious'. Plus the magazine includes Kick Off and Player Manager both in the "Retro Gamer Eleven" best football titles.