Advert

Latest

6 minutes ago
Advert
20 minutes ago
Advert

Most Popular

3 days ago
Advert

Jose Mourinho Explains How Inter Milan Beat Barcelona In The Champions League

Jose Mourinho Explains How Inter Milan Beat Barcelona In The Champions League

Jose Mourinho has expertly detailed one of his finest hours in football management.

The self-proclaimed 'Special One' is a genius when it comes to formulating game plans.

He's a master tactician who has intricate and precise methods, and there's no better example of his brilliance than the tie against Barcelona in 2010.

Advert
Image: PA
Image: PA

Mourinho's Inter Milan faced the mighty Barcelona for a spot in the Champions League final.

The first leg took place at San Siro and his side secured an impressive result, beating the holders 3-1 thanks to goals from Maicon, Wesley Sneijder and Diego Milito.

And he's explained how Inter beat Barcelona in a fascinating video.

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Football

Jose Mourinho Claims He's The Best Manager In The World

Mourinho employed a diamond in midfield to limit space for Barcelona. His central midfielders were in constant communication with the left-back in order to stop the threat of Lionel Messi, who operates between the lines. He created a "jail" to nullify the Argentine.

The Portuguese manager praised the "mentally strong" Thiago Motta and Esteban Cambiasso for their roles in containing Barcelona's feared attack.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Advert
Jose Mourinho Moved Inter Milan Training To Afternoons So Maicon Could Recover From Being Drunk
Football

Jose Mourinho Moved Inter Milan Training To Afternoons So Maicon Could Recover From Being Drunk

published at17 days ago

Mourinho continued by explaining how his team hurt Barcelona. He exploited their attack-minded full-backs with the pace of Maicon and Samuel Eto'o, while identifying Barcelona's Maxwell as a weak link.

He knew the Brazilian was not so strong in a defensive recovery situation with the "phenomenal" Maicon taking full advantage.

The speedy Eto'o was also pivotal in attacking spaces not to mention Pandev and Sneijder, who both arrived in the attacking third during transitions from defence to attack, a tactic Mourinho believes Barcelona couldn't cope with.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Advert

Inter Milan eventually reached the final after a 3-2 aggregate victory over Barcelona and beat Bayern Munich in another masterclass to become champions of Europe in 2010.

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Football, Barcelona, Messi, Inter Milan

Chosen for YouChosen for You

John Stones And Ruben Dias Are Getting Compared To Paolo Maldini And Alessandro Nesta
published at6 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Ronaldo Has Been Voted The Greatest Brazilian Footballer Of All Time Ahead Of Pele

published at3 days ago

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.