Guardiola happy with Barca’s effort.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was proud of his side’s performance against Inter Milan even though the Champion’s League holders could not turn their dominance into goals.
Despite not coming away with the three points, Guardiola was full of praise for his side, saying: “Everybody could see that we’ve gone out to try and win this game. Nobody can deny that, and this is a reason to feel proud.”
He added: “It’s never easy to score when there are nine players in the area.
“The result is what it is. It’s not bad, but neither is it good.”
Mourinho: We deserved more against Barcelona.
Inter Milan’s boss Jose Mourinho insisted they were the better team after last night’s 0-0 draw with Champion’s League title holders Barcelona.
“It was the first game, which is always the hardest, in a very tough group.” moaned Mou.
“Barcelona are not just the reigning champions, but also the team that plays the best football in Europe at the moment.”
“The first half was very balanced and if you look at Barcelona’s history, they always tend to dominate possession, but that wasn’t the case with us.”
“After the break they did have more of the ball, but we also had some great chances like [Davide] Santon who was hauled down to stop the goal. If he had got through, that would’ve been 1-0 and we’re home free.”
Mourinho insisted: “I think this was a wonderful game of football and people who say 0-0 is not interesting are just wrong.
“It’s easier to create a new system in defence, but upfront is much more difficult. That takes a long time to develop the style that Barcelona have, but I am satisfied with the team’s concentration.”
Source: Tribal Football