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Inter Milan boss Mourinho: I don't blame Santon

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho ended his media silence after yesterday's shock defeat to Sampdoria. Giampaolo Pazzini stunned Inter in a 1-0 victory at Marassi and Mourinho said afterwards: "What didn't I like? Just the result. What is this defeat worth? We lost three points today, that's it.

"It's true that the goal came from [Davide] Santon's error, but I have never blamed an individual for a defeat in my entire career and I'm not going to start now."

Mourinho has not spoken to the Press since his red card against Cagliari last week and was certainly in no mood to spar with the journalists.

"I am no longer staying silent because the club has a contract with the television companies that I will respect, otherwise I would've kept quiet. Why did I start it? I'm keeping the reasons to myself."

He also remarked: "[Gigi] Del Neri can talk about Sampdoria. Why did I replace [Mario] Balotelli? I am the Coach, I make my decisions and I don't have to explain them to anyone.

"[Samuel] Eto'o was not playing too deep, that is your opinion," he told the journalists.

"We were without [Wesley] Sneijder and Thiago Motta, so obviously the team would be missing something in midfield between the lines."

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