Thursday, 6 May 2010

Mourinho moves on from Coppa success

The Coppa Italia is already history for Inter coach Jose Mourinho.

Less than 24 hours have passed since the Nerazzurri's 1-0 triumph over Roma in the Coppa final final at the Stadio Olimpico and the Portuguese boss is telling his players to "move on".

"Our first dream has been realised," said Mourinho. "I am satisfied not just for me but for the joy of the Inter fans.

"I can now say that I have won all the national cups in the teams I have coached in. We have already won it so we must move on.

"We have a final at the San Siro against Chievo and we have to forget immediately about the Coppa."

Mourinho has indeed found success at every stop in his career, whether it was in Portugal with Porto, in England with Chelsea and now in Italy with Inter.

Despite having led Inter to the club's fourth consecutive Scudetto last season, the fans did not warm to the coach until late this campaign when they beat Barcelona at the San Siro 3-1 in the first leg of their YEFA Champions League semi-final.

The victory over Barcelona also fuelled speculation that Real Madrid would attempt to lure Mourinho to Spain this summer.

Mourinho is keeping his cards close to his chest about his intentions. However, he knows that he is on the cusp of history after guiding the Nerazzurri to within touching distance of a magnificent treble.

They go into Sunday's penultimate weekend of Serie A two points clear of Roma.

Mourinho's team will be favoured to win the Scudetto and the Champions League but he cares little for predictions.

"We are doing really well," he said. "But we have to fight until the end in order to try to win another two trophies."

One player who has stood out for Inter all season long has been Argentina international Diego Milito. Not only did he score in the first leg of the game against Barcelona but he also netted the only goal against Roma last night.

"This could be the start of something beautiful," said Milito. "The victory against Roma will give us a big boost in confidence for our next games.

"From our part, we are calm and ready to fight for the next two titles."

Source: Sporting Life

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