Mourinho: Inter Milan proved elite status with Chelsea win

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says victory over Chelsea should silence the snipers critical of their Champions League form.

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says victory over Chelsea should silence the snipers critical of their Champions League form.

Inter have long been pretenders in the game's elite competition, but Mourinho says victory over Chelsea is proof they can live in such company.

"I think we have demonstrated that we are a worthy Champions League team," said the Portuguese coach. "We can play at this level in the Champions League.

"If you put Inter into a European league, we would certainly be a leading team in that league.

"Chelsea is a great example of a team with great quality and we have beaten them, which means we have done great things."