Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v W Brom

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 1 - 2 Chelsea

Saturday, 08 November 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Mourinho hits back at Mancini

Jose Mourinho has laughed off Roberto Mancini's claim that he was responsible for Inter Milan's European success.

Last Updated: 26/02/14 at 09:42 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho celebrates when in charge at Inter

Jose Mourinho celebrates when in charge at Inter

Jose Mourinho has laughed off Roberto Mancini's claim that he was responsible for Inter Milan's UEFA Champions League success in 2010.

The current Chelsea manager replaced Mancini at Inter in 2008 and led the Italian side to two Italian league titles, the Italian cup and the Champions League.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's Champions League last-16 game against Mancini's Galatasaray, Mourinho said there was no doubt who was responsible for Inter's success.

He said: "It's funny, it's funny. It's funny because my team in the final had Lucio, Thiago Motta, Diego Milito, Samuel Eto'o, Goran Pandev and Wesley Sneijder.

"From my 11 players, he didn't work with six of them.

"So he made a five-a-side team because I played with only five players from his team."

Mancini had earlier claimed: "Mourinho won the Champions League because he took a very good team.

"He took a team that, like Manchester City, I had built, a team that had a strong mentality.

"When I went to Inter, they played very bad football and we changed this."

Wednesday night's game will be special for Didier Drogba, who faces former club Chelsea and manager Mourinho.


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

P

S I've always envisioned him as a Pirlo or a Scholes, though he needs some of Andy Murray's conditioning and shiny, ankle supports to keep his own from buckling under the tackles that will (inevitably) come his way. He's got the physique and low centre of gravity to flourish, but needs to make himself more resilient.

rab
Time For Another Wenger U-Turn On Wilshere?

A

s a United fan I fell I can say this without accusation of bias, Sergio Aguero is for me the only player close to Ronaldo or Messi, what goes against him is his injury record, Hazard is good in fits but doesn't give enough end product in my eyes, Tevez would be 4th for me

shea666
Suarez (Not Hazard) Is The World's Third Best

Q

uite funny because it's true. Remember when rodgers and stevie me came this close to winning the league though?

sarcasticgooner
Wenger: Arsenal Came *This* Close

Footer 365

Dave Whelan in anti-Semitism row after comments made in defence of Wigan boss Malky Mackay

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has been accused of anti-Semitism after defending the decision to appoint Malky Mackay.

World Cup: Michael Garcia's report to be examined by FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee

Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process will be examined by FIFA's Compliance Committee chairman.

Whelan: Mackay Caused No Offence

Wigan owner Dave Whelan believes that new manager Malky Mackay caused no offence with the content of text messages.

Mail Box

Why Wilshere Can't Play DM For Arsenal...

We have a long mail on where Jack Wilshere fits in for England and Arsenal. Plus, thoughts on Liverpool's poor form, Dave Whelan, and the historical county of Lancashire...

Where Have All The Defenders Gone?

Somebody has done their research and concluded that the top teams in the Premier League concede more goals than ever before. It's interesting; it's the mails...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property