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Sunday, 16 May 2010 18:53

“We deserved it,” says Mourinho after Scudetto triumph

Siena 0-1 Inter

Internazionale secured the second leg of a possible treble by winning in Tuscany to claim the Italian Serie A title this afternoon. After the match, the Nerazurri’s manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted that his team were worthy victors after a gruelling run-in.

Diego Milito’s second-half goal gave Inter all three points at Siena, with Roma’s victory over Chievo meaning that the win was essential for Mourinho’s men to stay ahead in the table. Having seen his side lose and regain the advantage in the title race in recent weeks, Mourinho admitted that the tense nature of the season’s climax has been a new experience.

"The team that deserved it most won the title," he said. "There are many matches in a championship and it's always the best team that deserves to win.

"It could have been easier because we had a very interesting advantage in terms of points at the halfway stage but then we dropped many points, partly for our fault. And playing in a competition like the Champions League, where you need the necessary energy to play two-legged ties against Barcelona and Chelsea, for example, made this championship even more difficult because physically and psychologically they were hard matches.

"It was difficult but I had never had this experience of winning a championship at the last minute. I had won it at home, in the hotel, with three or four games left, always with great tranquillity. This is a new experience, which I hope is not repeated...

"The championship is over now. Winning the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia is always fantastic. Bayern Munich have done it too, but only one of us can win the Champions League. Am I already thinking about the game on 22 May? I don't know, but in this moment I don't have the strength to go on the bus and watch Bayern on DVD. But I will be back to work tomorrow.”

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (2)
Mourinho you da best!!!
2 Monday, 17 May 2010 12:37
Well done Mourinho from a die hard PORTO fan we will never forget what you done for the dragons and we are proud to see you achieve in Europe's toughest leagues. I hope the Italian press keep quiet now.
Mourinho!
1 Sunday, 16 May 2010 19:55
2 Down, One to go!

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