Eto’o also had the freedom to join Milito in attack, with the gut-busting Maicon always ready to cover on the flanks. Their second-highest goalscorer that season was an 18-year-old Mario Balotelli, who had struck 10 times. But Jose Mourinho's treble winning Inter Milan side of the 2009 season was an exception to the rule. But he didn’t, and that led to him taking the role at Inter Milan. Mourinho had worked at Barcelona under Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal, so it only seemed right that he would be given the top job when the time came. Saat disebutkan Inter Milan bakal bermain di grup B Liga Champions musim ini, ada sedikit nada optimisme bahwa kali ini bisa lolos ke babak 16 besar. Gerard Piqué scored six minutes of time to send tensions rising in the Inter camp and expectations in Barcelona’s. Es war Mourinhos 2. Man Utd would have been Premier League champions if City played by the rules, insists Mourinho’s former assistant. Protecting a first-leg 3-1 lead, Inter were forced to play more than an hour a man short after Thiago Motta saw red for a … With home advantage for the Giallorossi, a tough fixture awaited, but knowing Mourinho’s sturdy ways in major finals, only results mattered. Inter’s victory over Barcelona was Mourinho getting one over on Guardiola. If you don't score, you don't win. Pasalnya, di atas kertas, Inter Milan tergabung dengan grup lebih mudah dibanding … had won 3-1 and it was all down to aspects they had been all too familiar with since Mourinho took over: discipline, organisation, speed of transitions and effectiveness. The San Siro outfit were in a strong position themselves. Carrying on from where they stopped in the previous season, the Nerazzuri were untouchable in the league, winning 14 of their first 19 league games of the season. The awkward scheduling meant that the two sides met in the first-leg of the semi-final in February, before completing the tie two months later in April. The run was now three-fold for Inter. Ich kann sagen, dass unser Geschick in der Champions League nun ein völlig anderes ist, denn nun hat das Team die richtige Mentalität und das richtige Selbstvertrauen. In Serie A, fortunately, their form picked up. © Breaking The Lines 2020. Both manager and President recognised that their side wasn’t good enough to challenge the higher elite in European football and were keen on ringing change in the summer transfer window. The season was, however, rather disappointing with Inter having suffered defeat at the hands of Sampdoria in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, meaning that they would end the season with just one major trophy and an overall feeling of dissatisfaction. Six trophies including a treble of the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey in the previous year as well as a group of world class footballers at the peak of their powers made them the overwhelming favourites to become the first side in the Champions League era to retain the famous big ears. Jose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu. Barcelona’s free-flowing, super-controlled passing game which put an emphasis on pressing and attacking was set to be battled by Inter and Mourinho’s world-famous pragmatism – the sort that had won the manager trophies in three different countries. , Mourinho revealed his plan of getting a result and ensuring Barcelona have little to no chance when they returned to Spain for the second leg: minute and it continued to be all Barcelona from there on out, albeit Inter made their few moments count. From a tactical point of view, the line-up was not made up from this fact: Eto'o was himself a centre-forward. This was an Inter side that functioned ever-so-well and in the few months from signing to the middle of the season, they proved their quality once again. Diego Milito 's … What was to come was a revolution, and the fruit that followed was wonderful. In July 2009, he signed for the Catalan club. Inter’s manager Jose Mourinho holds the trophy following their 2010 Champions League final victory against Bayern Munich in Madrid. Up top, there seemed to have been an over-reliance on Ibrahimović’s goals, with the team seemingly bereft of ideas without their key man. They spoke about the respect they had for each other before the game and appreciated the work they had done to reach this point. Barcelona, arguably the best club side in the world at the time, were in top form. Up top, there seemed to have been an over-reliance on Ibrahimovi, ’s goals, with the team seemingly bereft of ideas without their key man. Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. An early Milito goal and Cambiasso’s winner after Salomon Kalou had equalised gave the Italians the advantage ahead of the return leg. ! Mailand (RPO). The team recognised that they would have very little of possession, very few opportunities to get forward and would be left frustrated by Barcelona’s persistent passing. Nun kommt "The Special One" als Trainer von Tottenham Hotspur in die bayerische Landeshauptstadt. One of Mourinho’s greatest achievements and his second Champions League triumph. With a good roster, Inter started the season strongly, losing just one of their opening 10 games with the Portuguese manager setting a strong precedent for what was to come. Der Trainer von Inter Mailand zeigt sich vor dem Champions-League-Finale beeindruckt von der Leistung des deutschen Rekordmeisters. What Ibrahimović couldn’t see was that change was set to take place and there was massive interest from Mourinho and Moratti to adjust their position and make Inter a superpower. The Portuguese was on the prowl on the touchline. And we know of course the way of their building-up, going with Dani Alves and Maxwell forward really, really wide and leaving lots of spaces.”. Champions-League-Siege: Guardiola zieht an Mourinho vorbei – 5 Deutsche in Top 30 „Ich bin sehr glücklich darüber, wie wir in all unseren Spielen aufgetreten sind – ohne Ausnahme. The Benfica hierarchy wanted to appoint Jesualdo Ferreira as the new assistant coach, but Mourinho refused and picked Carlos Mozer, a retired Benfica defender, as his right-hand man instead. The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.”, In the build-up to the first leg in Milan, Guardiola’s side faced logistical trouble in getting to Italy. Back in the Champions League, their 2-0 aggregate success over CSKA Moscow was the perfect example of how organised Mourinho’s side were. After taking Porto to new heights, breaking records with an aspiring Chelsea team, cracking the code in Spain with Real Madrid and bring Europe’s second-tier trophy to Manchester United for the first time, Mourinho guarantees success. Long read: Inter Milan’s sensational two-legged victory over Barcelona in the 2009/10 Champions League semi-finals was a historically compelling clash between one philosophy on … An attacking player by trade, he would often find himself in his own half, making runs, challenges and leaving his heart out on the pitch. It was here that Mourinho, Moratti and Inter got a harsh reality check. "I spoke with him a few days before the final decision," said the Inter coach. It's all a hammer blow to a club that has spent 290 million euros under Conte in the past two seasons. There were also the arrivals of the centre-back Lúcio and the playmaker Wesley Sneijder. I like doing something extraordinary, not normal. Inter and Shakhtar both fall out of the Champions League in Milan draw, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla facing nightmare Champions League draw. In Russia, an early Sneijder free kick extended the Nerazzuri’s advantage as their discipline at the back got them over the line. Bei José Mourinhos Rückkehr an die Stamford Bridge am Dienstag werden große Emotionen im Spiel sein. Being the sole creator, the stage was set for Sneijder and he was given all the freedom in midfield to create chances at will for Milito. The third aspect was, of course, the Champions League, where Barcelona were once again waiting, and it could’ve been said that the winner of this tie would win the whole competition. Mourinho, often compared to the legendary Helenio Herrera for his similar style of football, knew how desperate Moratti was to bring the famous big ears back to the blue-and-black half of Milan. Following an away defeat at the end of March to their nearest rivals, Roma, Inter would drop points just once from then on until the end of the season. In attack, Goran Pandev was brought in from Lazio to add more grit and persistence down the wings, while Wesley Sneijder, whose career was stalling at Real Madrid, was the cream of the crop that summer and his acquisition lit up most eyes. ech in the side that broke records in the Premier League, while before that at Porto, Carvalho was joined by Jorge Costa in defence and Vítor Baía in goal as they won the Champions League. Placed in a more difficult group this time around with the defending champions Barcelona, and far away Eastern European outfits, Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine and Rubin Kazan of Russia, Inter would face difficulty once more. aimed at neutralising the Chelsea attack who were rampant in the Premier League. Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. “To me that seems like an incredible deal, a deal worth €, 100 million, the deal of the summer. The first goal, going to Inter, epitomised just that. Inter, just like in the Barcelona tie, were fine with seeing less of the ball but making their moments count. At the end of August 2018, following a 3-0 defeat of Manchester United at home to Tottenham Hotspur, a frustrated José Mourinho quoted the German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, in defence of himself when asked whether he was still one of the world’s great managers. Herrera was the last Inter manager to win the European Cup in 1965 and Moratti, since taking over in 1995, had spent big money trying to recreate those glorious days but it was all to no avail. In typical Italian fashion, Inter were astute, hardly giving the home side a chance and came back from the English capital with a good result. With a good roster, Inter started the season strongly, losing just one of their opening 10 games with the Portuguese manager setting a strong precedent for what was to come. The Portuguese was now able to deploy his more preferred 4-2-3-1 more frequently now, and his new additions to the side were of the ideal profile to fulfil his tactical plan. Another key issue was the injuries faced by players who covered defensive zones. Der Trainer des FC Internazionale Milano ist fest davon überzeugt, dass sich sein Team gegen Chelsea durchsetzen wird. Counter-attacking was what Inter had done so well across Mourinho’s two years in charge and that is what they had to do here as well in a game where they knew they were to have few clear-cut chances. But whatever the reason, it is clear that his time at Inter was great, proving to everyone that even in times of beautiful football brought to the world by the Spanish national side and Guardiola’s Barcelona, that there was more than one way to win in football that’s beautiful in its own way. Support from the hierarchy and willingness from the players combined with a siege mentality from the manager made this Inter team undefeatable, and they have been one of the most unique Champions League winners of this century. This often forced Mourinho to tweak his set-up, switching between his favoured 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-1-2, with the emphasis being on the defensive side of things. Kaká 70 [million euros – his transfer fee to Real Madrid that summer], Cristiano Ronaldo 96. The 2-0 aggregate success opened Inter’s path to the final, where it was Roma once again. They won the first leg at the San Siro 1-0, with the goal coming from a rapid transition from defence to attack that was orchestrated by Cambiasso and finished by Milito. couldn’t see was that change was set to take place and there was massive interest from Mourinho and Moratti to adjust their position and make Inter a superpower. The second and third goals for Inter that evening, scored by Maicon and Milito, was exactly what Mourinho had been talking about before the match. He has always been a rebel, always been a winner, and his time at Inter Milan was the perfect embodiment of. They often threw away advantages in the second half of the season and there were goalless draws aplenty. An overhaul was needed to challenge, and an overhaul was what Moratti gave Mourinho. the lead. Not only had he planned and executed it to perfection, he had one foot in the Champions League final having beaten the favourites. Their best result since winning the tournament in 2010 was the quarter-finals the following year, where they lost to a Schalke side containing Manuel Neuer and Raul Gonzalez. There were, however, minor problems facing the team that often hindered them – especially in the Champions League. Despite scoring 86 goals across all competitions – 70 of which came in the league (the most) – they mainly had to rely on Ibrahimovi. Both manager and President recognised that their side wasn’t good enough to challenge the higher elite in European football and were keen on ringing change in the summer transfer window. His game plan would be to first frustrate and then mug the champions. A resolute Inter held on, and Mourinho set off. His Inter career is remembered fondly, for it is perhaps the best phase of his career. We just couldn't score. Both managers worked together at Barcelona. Pedro gave Barcelona the lead in the 19th minute and it continued to be all Barcelona from there on out, albeit Inter made their few moments count. Nun soll "The Special One" auch in Dortmund ein Kandidat sein. Chelsea, Mourinho’s former club, who were now coached by Carlo Ancelotti, were drawn against Inter. Champions League final 2010: When Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan ruled the world 22 May 2010: Diego Milito’s brace sealed a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in … Carrying on from where they stopped in the previous season, the. To signal how massive this summer was, it was worth noting the players that left as well. Much of his last few months at Old Trafford were spent defending himself. Fortunately for them, their dominance in the first half of the season ensured they were still firm favourites to retain their title and their solid defensive foundations were a source of inspiration. Mourinho had worked at Barcelona under Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal, so it only seemed right that he would be given the top job when the time came. A few minutes later, Bojan Krki. Perhaps to the Manchester United board, who unlike Inter, had failed to back him in the previous transfer window? Being the sole creator, the stage was set for Sneijder and he was given all the freedom in midfield to create chances at will for Milito. It was in Europe where they were worrying again. 2020 They returned to Europe's premier event for the first time in seven years in 2018/19, but in the three seasons that have followed they have exited at the group stage each time. Mancini, too, was a seemingly a squad player with several of his minutes on the pitch coming off the bench. It was here that Mourinho, Moratti and Inter got a harsh reality check. He received the ball from Eto’o just outside the box, beat Daniel Van Buyten with a smooth dribble and finessed it past a helpless Hans-Jörg Butt. Despite scoring 86 goals across all competitions – 70 of which came in the league (the most) – they mainly had to rely on Ibrahimović, who scored 29 of those goals (33.7%). On one side, they had their ambitions in the league, where stuttering form and focus on Europe made their title defence a little complicated. This was arguably the finest win in Mourinho’s career. There were unprecedented scenes on Tuesday when both teams walked off the pitch during their Champions League group stage clash due to an alleged racist incident. The semi-final in the Champions League was a shot at a small piece of redemption. Mourinho's soldiers - Ten years on from Inter Milan's historic treble Inter remain the only Italian side to win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League in a single campaign Mourinho stunned European football when he led Porto to the Champions … Mourinho doesn’t tend to have a good relationship with clubs that reject him. It's hard to imagine such close involvement with his squads from Manchester or Madrid.