Champions League Semi Final First Leg, April 20 2010
Sneijder (30), Maicon (48), Milito (60)
José Mourinho was recruited by Inter Milan in the summer of 2008, having left Chelsea towards the start of the previous season. In the space of two years, the Portuguese led the Nerazzuri to the Champions League title that had long eluded them, winning European football's elite competition for the second time as manager, six years after inspiring Porto to do the same.
Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, Mourinho reveals how it was his team beat Pep Guardiola's Barcelona – widely considered the best club team in history – 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semi final. He offers particular insight into their approach to against Lionel Messi, and how they capitalised on the space behind Barça’s attacking full-backs.
Inter’s victory in the final over Bayern Munich gave them their first European Cup since 1965 on an historic night for the club.
Author: Tony Hodson