Jose Mourinho claims he told Guardiola in 2009 that Inter would beat Barcelona

Jose Mourinho claims he told Guardiola in 2009 that Inter would beat Barcelona

- Jose Mourinho has explained he warned Guardiola in 2009 when they met in Champions League

- The Spurs' handler stated that he told the then Barcelona coach not to celebrate over Motta's red card

- Inter Milan beat Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate for them to reach the final of the Champions League

Current Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho and his rival at Manchester City Pep Guardiola are among the best coaches in the world considering their achievements so far in their careers.

These two coaches have both managed Spanish La Liga clubs before coming to the Premier League in which they have also won the Champions League title more than once.

During the 2009/10 Champions League, these two coaches met in what was a tough battle between Inter Milan and Barcelona in the semifinal.

Inter Milan been handled by Jose Mourinho then were leading 3-1 against Barcelona before Thiago Motta was red carded by the referee.

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According to the report on Goal, Jose Mourinho claimed that the red card Motta got made the bench of Barcelona happy as they were in jubilation mood.

Mourinho stated that he was surprised with how Barcelona bench were celebrating a player being red carded and their joy forced him to warn Pep Guardiola.

“Out of the corner of my eye I could see the Barcelona bench celebrating as if they had already won.

“Guardiola called over Zlatan Ibrahimovic to talk about tactics: tactics in playing 11 against 10. So I just said to him, 'Don't party yet, this game is not over,'' Mourinho told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Barcelona however labored in the second leg of the semifinal which they won 1-0 but it was not enough for them as Inter Milan made it to the final on 3-2 aggregate.

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Inter Milan went on to be Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final of the Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Alexis Sanchez explained that he lost confidence playing under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United which made him not to shine.

Before joining the Red Devils in 2018 from Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez was in the best form of his career at the Emirates stadium where he was scoring goals for the Gunners.

But the former Barcelona star failed to find his rhythm at Manchester United as he struggled under Jose Mourinho before he was loaned out to Inter Milan.

While speaking with BBC, Alexis Sanchez stated that Jose Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world considering his records, but there are certain things he does not like about him.

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