Mourinho pleased with a point

By Online Editorial

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho said he was happy with a point following his side’s 1-1 draw in Russia against Rubin Kazan.

It was the Serie A side’s second consecutive draw in Europe this season after a goalless encounter with Barcelona at the San Siro earlier this month.

Alejandro Dominguez’s goal put Rubin into the lead early on, but Dejan Stankovic headed home the equaliser from Maicon’s cross 16 minutes later.

Inter striker Mario Balotelli was sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half, but Mourinho’s men managed to ward off increased pressure from the Russian side to hold on for a point.

“We drew a game that, given the circumstances, we could have lost,” said Mourinho.

“The way the game went, it is a point gained. Obviously we want to qualify as soon as possible, but in the end it seems like a positive result.”

“Now, if we win our two home games against Dynamo Kyiv and Rubin we will have qualifed.”

“Rubin Kazan started the game better, being at home and with the crowd motivating the team. They scored first, but then I saw Inter dominate the rest of the half: creating chances and scoring, and we could scored more.

“In the second half, Maicon, Stankovic and the efforts of the other players were very positive.”

Mourinho also said that he had words with Mario Balotelli following the striker’s dismissal.

“I’ve already spoken to Balotelli in the dressing room and I’ve already told him what I needed to say.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals 2018: Federer surges through Thiem to keep hopes alive in London
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Eden Hazard names former Chelsea FC star key to Stamford Bridge transfer
ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals 2018: Cilic battles past Isner; boosts Djokovic into semis
The Sport Review
Agent: Mesut Ozil rejected ‘crazy’ offers to stay at Arsenal