Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mourinho: 'The enemy won'
March 16th, 2010 8:43PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, italy, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] There will be no putting down Jose Mourinho, at least not for a while. "The Special One" returned to Stamford Bridge, where he lost only one game in more than three years as Chelsea manager, and led Inter Milan to a 1-0 win that knocked the Blues out of the UEFA Champions League.

Inter came to London with a narrow 2-1 lead, but there was no doubt who was the better team in the second leg.

Led by Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder, Inter took the game to Chelsea and was finally rewarded in the 78th minute when Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o was played onside by the Chelsea star John Terry and slotted the ball past substitute goalie Ross Turnbull to make up for several misses earlier in the game.

Inter's all-foreign team -- four Argentines, four Brazilians, plus Macedonian Goran Pandev, Sneijder and Eto'o -- shut down Chelsea, which rarely threatened and finished with 10 players when Didier Drogba was sent off.

Inter's triumph extended Chelsea's frustration in the Champions League.

"This is a team that lost a semifinal with a goal that was not a goal, lost a semifinal on penalties, lost a final on penalties, lost a semifinal in a game they should win 3-0 with three penalties," said Mourinho. "This is the history of this club and these players. It is a history of frustration.

"Tonight, they felt immediately that Inter were the best team and this brings frustration to great players. These are my players, my people but today I was the enemy and the enemy won. I celebrated a lot in the dressing room. It was a big victory for my team. I love Chelsea, I love this stadium, I love these people but I am a professional."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Neymar    
"I think Brazilian soccer is behind. It's behind Germany and Spain. We've slipped behind and we ...
Arsenal players practice speaking New Yorkese    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In preparation for their visit to the U.S. Northeast, where they'll ...
MLS Goals of the Week    
[VIDEO PICK] Well-placed long-distance shots, including Benny Feilhaber's gamewiiner for Kansas City over Columbus, dominate Week ...
Report: Julian Green will join Bayern tour    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] A Bayern Munich spokesperson confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that Julian Green will be in the ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 19] D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City posted wins to stay right behind leader ...
Top scorer Ebobisse wins USSDA honor    
[AWARDS] Jeremy Ebobisse, the leading scorer in the under-17/18 age group with 38 goals in 27 ...
2014 W-League all-conference teams    
[AWARDS] The four W-League semifinalists -- Charlotte Lady Eagles, LA Blues, Ottawa Fury and Washington Spirit ...
Veteran college coach Logan Fleck passes away    
[OBITUARY] Logan Fleck, a longtime men's and women's college head coach who started programs at USF ...
Longtime UMass coach Sam Koch dies    
[OBITUARY] Longtime University of Massachusetts men's coach Sam Koch died on Sunday at his home in ...
D.C. United on course to set record for biggest turnaround     
[MLS: Week 19] D.C. United's 3-1 win over Chivas USA on Sunday moved it back to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives