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Mourinho: 'The enemy won'
March 16th, 2010 8:43PM
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[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."



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