Inter win the Champions League but all the talk is about one Jose Mourinho.
As for the game itself, it will definitely not go down as a classic as Mourinho stuck to his normal tactics and set out his Inter team to frustrate Bayern and hit them on the counter. It was an even game but Bayern did not really create that many clear cut chances as Inter’s defence was just too good for them. Their best player was Robben who looked a threat most of the time he got the ball but in the end he could not do enough. Whereas Inter on the few occasions they did attack on the counter looked the more likely to score.
The best player on the pitch had to be Milito, who took both his goals clinically but I have to say the defenders did make it easy for him. As his first goal came from long kick up the pitch from the goalkeeper and then a nice one-two with Sneijder and he was in, far too easily.
With this win it means Mourinho is now the third manager to win the Champions league with two different teams. So even if you do not like him, it just goes to show what a good manager he is and that he knows what it takes to set out a winning team. The big question now is will he stay or go? I reckon he should stay at least one more season and try and become the first manager to retain the Champions League in its current format, but I do not think he will and it looks like he will join Real Madrid and could he become the first coach to win the Champions League with three different teams?
After the match Mourinho was quoted as saying
“I’m so sad, as almost for sure it’s my last game with Inter. If you don’t coach Real Madrid then you always have a gap in your career.”
Well wherever he his next season I am sure it will be exciting.