"If sometimes I have to risk one point to get three I do it almost every time," Mourinho explained. "Against Manchester United I didn't because I felt it was an important point. But I like to have strikers on the bench and I like to finish matches with two of them. That's why this group of three is fundamental. It is very rare I don't make changes."
Mourinho and Eto'o have had their differences in the past and when Eto'o was with Barcelona he vowed he would never play for the self-proclaimed 'Special One'.
Mourinho, however, laughed off their differences and said: "You have to be experienced and smart and know the football world is very small. Sometimes you say things and a few years later you are faced with a difficult situation.
"I had a funny situation with (Portugal midfielder) Deco. Deco was in Porto, I was in Leiria. In November we play Leiria against Porto. In the match we exchanged some hot words and two weeks later I was Porto manager.
"So I come into the dressing room and the first thing I did was look at Deco and he was looking to his knees, but when we are on the same side everything changes. And Samuel with me at Inter Milan was a golden period for both of us and here he is again."
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