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Mourinho revels in triumph

porkster1042010-05-01 20:53:42 +0000 #1

Jose Mourinho revealed he had savoured Chelsea's dramatic Champions League win against Barcelona even more than his triumph in last season's final with Porto as the Blues reached the last eight.

Mourinho charged onto the pitch after the final whistle blew on an incredible game, in which Chelsea eventually triumphed 5-4 on aggregate.

That was in stark contrast to his restrained emotions when Porto lifted the trophy last May after a relatively straightforward success against Monaco.

But after taking a significant step towards winning the trophy for a second consecutive year, the Chelsea boss admitted that he simply could not contain himself on Tuesday night.

"I enjoyed that even more than previous games which were more important for me. I have played in finals and I did not run like I did last night," he revealed.

"The reason I did not celebrate after last season's final was that it was a 3-0 victory and so you keep calm as you know that you are on your way to victory.

"But this game was changing faces every five minutes and it tastes better because people did not believe we were going to do it.

"The most difficult thing was not being 2-1 down after the first leg but proving to ourselves that we could do it. And we did exactly that."

Mourinho was left to reflect on a night when his players had shown their strength of character and huge potential.

"I am very happy that we won, ecstatic that we are in the quarter-finals and very happy that we have beaten the best team in the world at the moment, according to some people," he declared.

"The way that the players did it, the way they believed at the start and in the second-half in spite of Barcelona recovering was fantastic.

"The game was unbelievably emotional. The game was magnificent but the reality is that we won 5-4 on aggregate. Over the 180 minutes, the best team went through.

"We are in the quarter-finals, that is the most important thing. If we had gone out, we would have just been playing for the Premiership.

"But we want more this season, we want other motivations and this is very important for us."

While Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard bemoaned his side's defensive lapses and lack of finishing prowess, Terry, who has scored four Champions League goals this season, added: "This win is up there with the best of them.

"We have beaten a great team. There is still a long way to go but the main thing is we are still in it.",1773_342845,00.html

Toke-E-Yo2010-05-01 20:55:40 +0000 #2
hahahhaha yah, Mourhino and the whole Barca team was beefin. Did anyone else get that glmipse of Ronaldhino bieng restrained at the end of the game?



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