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Roberto Mancini has goaded Jose Mourinho by claiming the Chelsea
manager won the Champions
League at Inter Milan with the team that the Italian had built.
Mancini was sacked by Inter in 2008, less than a fortnight after winning Serie
A for the third time in a row.
Mourinho then took over and guided the club to Champions League glory in 2010
as part of a Treble triumph.
However, when asked if Mourinho has a better record than him at Inter, Mancini
told the Evening Standard: “No. Mourinho won the Champions League
because he took a good team.
“He took a team that, like Manchester
City, I had built. A team that had a strong mentality.
“When I went to Inter, they played very bad football and we changed
“To win a Champions League you should be lucky. Champions League is a
difficult competition but a strange one.
“Strange because you can win your group in October, November, December
and, after maybe February [in the knockout stages], everything can change.”
Mancini’s Galatasaray side take on Mourinho and Chelsea on Wednesday in
Istanbul, where Chelsea will face the man who scored their Champions
League-winning penalty in 2012, Didier Drogba.