Inter’s Mourinho happy inside but no celebrations
The Portuguese tactician kept from cheering his team when they scored against his former club but declared he was happy on the inside.
"Of course I'm happy inside," he said. "I was saying a few weeks ago or few months ago when we got the draw I'm a professional and I want to win as a professional I want to win more than anybody else."
And after a bit of cat and mouse during the week regarding tactics and having inside knowledge of Chelsea, Mourinho preferred to steer clear of any of that talk.
"I don't think the game was a question of tactics, I think the game was a real Champions League game, a really high-level game,” he added.
"There were no surprises for me, no surprises from Chelsea, just two teams playing with the quality they have.
"Chelsea can play better, Inter can play better, but this is the reality of the Champions League.
"Sometimes it's difficult to express your qualities. This is a knockout so you know any mistake can cost you qualification.
"Inter were unlucky with the draw, Chelsea were unlucky with the draw, because I think if you look at the Champions League, this was the game with two teams with great ambitions, and one of them has to go home."