Jose Mourinho had NEVER watched his Champions League final wins before doing so while bored in lockdown – The Sun
JOSE MOURINHO had NEVER watched his Champions League final wins a second time – before doing so while bored in lockdown.
The Special One has been finding ways to pass the time while being cooped up with his coaching staff in a rented pad amid the coronavirus crisis.
The Spurs boss is living with goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos, tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho and Tottenham's head of first-team performance Carlos Lalin.
The four of them have been putting the Spurs stars through their paces via Zoom as they try to keep fit inside their homes.
But when the 57-year-old isn't training the first-team aces, he has been taking a trip down memory to reminisce about his glory days on the biggest European stage.
He told Sky Sports: "In this period I think lots of things from the past are coming.
"I am watching matches that I never did in my life. I never watched my Champions League finals and I had to watch now a few years after, also some Premier League matches.
"These things are coming, anniversaries, to be honest I don't control I lost myself in dates I had no idea how many years ago. I had no idea that Chelsea beat Bolton 15-years-ago.
"I prefer to think that I am going to have a fourth Premier League trophy. I have three but I prefer to think I'm going to have four."
The Special One recently admitted he was wrong to break coronavirus lockdown to train three Tottenham stars in a London park.
Mourinho burst onto the managerial scene in his third job, at Porto, where he was initially hired in January 2002.
In his first full campaign he won the treble – the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal and Europa League.
He then of course lead Porto to Champions League glory just 12 months later.
The Portuguese underdogs had beaten Manchester United, Lyon and Deportivo la Coruna in the knockout rounds in Gelsenkirchen where they thumped Monaco 3-0.
Two days later the Special One departed for a newly rich Stamford Bridge, amid interest from Liverpool.
After his spell in England came to an end, Mourinho joined Inter Milan in 2008 where he promptly won the Serie A crown at the first attempt.
Two years later the Italian giants claimed Champions League glory thanks to a double from Diego Milito against Bayern Munich in 2010 at the Bernabeu in Madrid to cap off a remarkable season and win the Treble.
Samuel Eto'o revealed Jose Mourinho asked him to give the pre-match team talk during the final.
The former Inter ace claims Mourinho tapped into his knowledge of winning major honours in his side’s bid to make history.
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