Mourinho is finally being hailed in the Italian press for his tactical deconstruction of Barca - and Sneijder agrees.
"He gave us a two-hour technical talk, delivered over two days. Mourinho highlighted the strengths of Barcelona and wanted to show how we could stop them. He gave us all the information necessary to disrupt the machinery of Barca.
"It was insane!
"We knew before kickoff how to beat Barca. Even the goal from Pedro did not upset us. We continued our journey, we were the better team and we knew soon we would be rewarded."