Inter Milan hero Diego Milito hailed coach Jose Mourinho as the mastermind behind the Italian side's UEFA Champions League victory tonight.
Milito scored both Inter goals in the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich and was named man of the match, but the Argentina striker preferred to credit his coach for leading the Italians to a historic treble.
"Mourinho deserves this the most. He is great coach and he deserves all of the credit for this success," he said. "This is the team that he has made. He made many changes to the team that finished last year and we have come so far."
Milito was one of the players brought in last summer after Zlatan Ibrahimovic departed for Barcelona. And the Argentinian says he will always be grateful to Mourinho for signing him from Genoa. "I want to thank Inter, the president and the coach for wanting to sign me last summer - I am so happy to be here at Inter," he said. "What I feel now is a joy I have never felt before, an incredible joy. I am so happy for Inter because we have been waiting for so long and we deserved this trophy."
Future is open
But Milito admits he is unsure what the future will bring for himself or for Mourinho, who are both being linked with summer exits. "We are going to enjoy this moment - we deserve it," he said. "The president deserves it, the coach deserves it and the club deserves it, but let's see what happens next year."
Meanwhile, Inter president Massimo Moratti says Mourinho cried after the side's victory, but hopes the coach was not shedding tears ahead of an imminent departure. "I didn't cry, but Mourinho did and a lot - I hope they were not from a sense of guilt," he said. "The players were wrapped up in joy; it's an infinite joy, it's marvellous."