Remember Inter Milan's glory days which culminated in their Champions League triumph in 2010? Well, a brilliant story has been revealed by Samuel Eto'o about that historic night in Madrid.
The Italian outfit beat Louis van Gaal's Bayern Munich 2-0 courtesy of Diego Milito who bagged a brace, scoring either side of the break to secure the clubs third European title.
The Argentine's strike partner that night; Samuel Eto'o. And Eto'o has revealed that Jose Mourinho asked him to give the pre-match pep talk during the Champions League final.
(Diego Milito wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring. Image: PA)
Mourinho masterminded another Champions League triumph following his exploits as Porto boss but was aided by the lethal Cameroonian in 2010.
He claims the Portuguese used his experience of lifting major silverware from his trophy-laden career at Barcelona.
In an interview with Sky Italia's 'E Poi C'e Cattelan' via Give Me Sport, he confirmed the story; "Yes, it's true."
(Eto'o draped with the Cameroon flag, alongside Ghana's Sulley Muntari. Image: PA)
While thanking 'The Special One' for allowing him to give the team talk. "And I thank him because he did something which few managers would have done."
"He did his usual pre-match team talk and then he said: 'Now Samuel will tell us how to win."
Eto'o had won the Champions League on two occasions with the Catalan side. Though swapped the Camp Nou for San Siro in 2009 and completed a hat-trick of 'Big Ears' in his debut season.
(Jose's coaching staff mobs him following the full-time whistle. Image: PA)
"There were so many emotions, and I told the guys: 'I've won many finals, I've played many, thank God, but this is the most special,' - because we could feel we had to do something for a city, for a group of people who deserved it."
"So I told the guys: 'Either we die on that pitch and come home with the trophy, or we die and don't return to Milan.'
"But, thank God, it all went well and we returned home to Milan with the trophy."
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