Jose Mourinho has explained the reasons for his taunting gestures after his side’s win against high-flying Juventus in the Champions League
The Old Lady had gone ahead courtesy of a phenomenal goal from former Manchester United charge Cristiano Ronaldo
Juan Mata put United level, before an own goal out United ahead.
Mourinho explained that he had been roundly booed from the get go and that this was why he was in a petty mood after the game
“I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“I didn’t offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder. I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this.”
Mourinho was also full of praise for his team and the way they were able to make a comeback
We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we cannot be any better than this. We came here to play like a team that was against a side with different potential on every level,” he added.
“We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end. We looked for it.”
In terms of individual players, Mourinho was full of praise for Maroune Fellaini and Juan Mata who he felt changed the game
“Fellaini changes the game, most often at home. We didn’t have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals,
“We introduced Juan Mata not for the free kicks, but to put the crosses in for Fellaini, who always dominates in the air.
“A point or three would’ve changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us.”