Previous
SC Freiburg
Hertha Berlin
2
2
FT
Game Details
Elche
Eibar
0
2
FT
Game Details
Bordeaux
Evian Thonon Gaillard
2
1
FT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Colorado Rapids
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Santos
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Arsenal Tula
Mordovia Saransk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Elche
Eibar
0
2
FT
Game Details
SC Freiburg
Hertha Berlin
2
2
FT
Game Details
Bordeaux
Evian Thonon Gaillard
2
1
FT
Game Details
Partick Thistle
St Mirren
1
2
FT
Game Details
Carpi
Trapani
2
2
FT
Game Details
Spezia
Virtus Entella
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Erzgebirge Aue
St Pauli
3
0
FT
Game Details
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
SV Darmstadt 98
2
0
FT
Game Details
VfR Aalen
SV Sandhausen
0
1
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
AC Ajaccio
1
1
FT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Dijon FCO
2
0
FT
Game Details
Brest
Arles
1
0
FT
Game Details
Chateauroux
AS Nancy Lorraine
2
5
FT
Game Details
Créteil
Clermont Foot
2
2
FT
Game Details
Niort
Valenciennes
3
0
FT
Game Details
Sochaux
Nimes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Stade Laval
Angers
3
2
FT
Game Details
Tours
Orléans
4
3
FT
Game Details
Willem II Tilburg
NAC Breda
2
1
FT
Game Details
Achilles '29
FC Oss
2
2
FT
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
Helmond Sport
3
0
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Sittard
FC Eindhoven
0
2
FT
Game Details
Jong PSV
Sparta Rotterdam
0
2
FT
Game Details
MVV Maastricht
De Graafschap
0
1
FT
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Jong FC Twente
1
1
FT
Game Details
VVV Venlo
Almere City
3
2
FT
Game Details
Guimaraes
Paços de Ferreira
1
1
FT
Game Details
FC Arsenal Tula
Mordovia Saransk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Eskisehirspor K
Genclerbirligi
0
2
FT
Game Details
Royal Charleroi SC
Zulte-Waregem
2
1
FT
Game Details
Randers FC
Silkeborg IF
1
0
FT
Game Details
IFK
Gefle IF
4
0
FT
Game Details
SK Brann
Sandnes Ulf
1
1
FT
Game Details
Athlone Town FC
Bohemians
0
0
FT
Game Details
Bray
St Patricks
2
4
FT
Game Details
Dundalk
Derry City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Colorado Rapids
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
UNAM
ESPNDeportes 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Santos
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Quilmes
Lanús
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Colón de Santa Fe
San Martín de San Juan
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Mineros de Zacatecas
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Dorados de Sinaloa
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
América RN
Portuguesa de Desportos
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Joinville
Goianiense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Ceará
Avaí
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
General Díaz
Guaraní
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Vantforet Kofu
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportivo Cali
12:45 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
May 18, 2009

Mourinho hails his Scudetto-winning Inter players

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho likened winning the Serie A title this season to "an 11-month holiday" after his side celebrated their 17th Scudetto with a 3-0 win at home to Siena on Sunday night.

Mourinho's first year in charge of the Nerazzurri resulted in a successful defence of the title they had won three times in a row under his predecessor Roberto Mancini, and the Portuguese coach was modest regarding his own contribution to the success.

"I have been on holiday here for 11 months," he said. "I have just been lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

"That has happened 14 times in the last six years that I have been lucky to be on the right bench.

"It has been like an 11-month holiday in a great country. In November and December, I thought I was in St Moritz."

Inter were crowned champions before kicking a ball after AC Milan lost to Udinese on Saturday.

Mourinho and his players were celebrating the title until 3am the night before the game with Siena, but the Portuguese insisted his side were still 100% focused on picking up another win in the game.

"Sometimes joy is more important than sleeping a lot," he said. "I had hoped that we could get the party over with last night and so it was.

"I trained the team at 11am this morning and they were concentrated and understood that a Scudetto-winning party without a win at a full-house San Siro would have been bizarre.

"They knew they had to take the game seriously and win."

Inter do still have targets to play for, as forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic attempts to be crowned Serie A top-scorer.

His goal last night put him one shy of Marco Di Vaio on 22, but he could have matched the Italian had Mario Balotelli squared the ball to Ibrahimovic when the pair were both through on goal.

Despite Mourinho's orders to help the Swede reach the target, Balotelli went on to score himself, much to the anger of Ibrahimovic.

But Mourinho refused to reprimand the youngster.

"Halfway through the game, I told my players it was important to play for Ibrahimovic," explained Mourinho. "His objective to become the top scorer is not only individual but also the team has got to do more if we all wanted this.

"He was angry after the goal from Balotelli, but Balotelli is not nasty, he's just naive. He was in front of goal and wanted to score and so he forgot my words. You cannot criticise Mario, not even for this, because he's a great lad."

Mourinho also backed his player to overtake his Bologna rival now the pressure had been taken off Inter with the Scudetto win.

"(Bologna) are a team under pressure. Ibrahimovic plays in a team which has a game at Cagliari and then at home to Atalanta and who can make small adjustments to try and create chances to bring him closer to the goal," he said.

"It is not an obsession, though. The obsession was to win the league and Ibrahimovic has been one of the big stars of the season and if we can help him to become the top scorer, then we have got to try it."

Looking ahead to next season Mourinho revealed he would like "one more attacker, two midfielders and one defender" as he predicted a tougher route to the title next time out.

"I respect my rivals who have made winning so hard and maybe next year, they will make it even harder," he said.

"Maybe next year it is they who are celebrating while we are sat at home sad."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.