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Mourinho is unfazed by challenge
April 7th, 2010 2:59AM
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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Thanks to its second 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow, Inter Milan moved into the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League full of confidence -- even if the opponent will be Barcelona.

Inter's victory marked the first time in seven years it has reached the semifinals. The previous three years it did not advance past the round of 16.

"One can say that there has been a complete change for Inter in this competition," said Coach Jose Mourinho, who was under tremendous pressure to get Inter into the final four. "That is to say, the team is confident this time round in the Champions League. And now, anything could happen. We could win it or we might not, but at the very least Inter will approach this competition in the future in a totally different state of mind. It will approach matches differently, it is more solid and better defensively."

Inter won in Moscow on a Wesley Sneijder free kick.

Inter is the third team Mourinho has taken to the semifinals.

"Personally, it is the fourth time that I have reached the semifinals: I've won the trophy once, another time I lost in the semifinals on penalties and another time I was knocked out by a goal that wasn't a goal," he said. "This time we will see."



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