"We have put together five consecutive wins and reach the semi-final in a thoroughly deserved manner," Mourinho told Sky Italia.
"You can talk about a complete transformation in the history of Inter in the Champions League. This team now has confidence and the right mentality, it is a Champions League side.
"Now anything can happen, we can win the trophy or not, but in any case from now on when Inter set foot in Europe it will be a totally different affair.
"The team has changed its mentality. It reaches fixtures with a sense of security, solidity and defensive strength. The squad has matured and now wants more."
"It is my fourth personal semi. I won once, lost on penalties and another time lost because there was a goal that wasn't a goal. Now we'll see what happens.
"We have two dreams at this stage - to reach the Final and to win it. The dreams are alive."