Julio Cesar Didn't Make One Save Against Lazio - Inter Coach Mourinho

Inter coach Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the fans' whistles towards the team during tonight's victory against Lazio, although he was satisfied with the team's performance in this crucial match.
Inter coach Jose Mourinho was obviously satisfied with the 2-0 victory against Lazio that virtually ended the Scudetto race, but he wasn't happy with the behaviour of some of the fans, who jeered the team when they were struggling, and in particular Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"It's not right," the coach said to Sky after the match. "I've been here for ten months, and I've given my soul to the club. I like Inter and San Siro, so I'd love to celebrate the Scudetto at home, but there can always be moments of frustration during a match.

"We need the fans to support us, not jeer us. It didn't seem right when they reacted so negatively after one mistake from a player. In any case the fans should not boo a team that is so close to the Scudetto."

Once again Ibrahimovic was decisive with a great opening goal and a brilliant assist for the second goal.

"Today Zlatan, as on many occasions this season, was decisive," Mourinho continued. "His signs of nervousness towards the crowd? This season he has perhaps played his best season ever, probably he felt the whistles were ungenerous.

"Right now we are tired mentally and physically, after many matches and many battles. That's why we don't always play as well as we'd like.

"Today's match? We controlled it well in the second half, without suffering too much. Frankly, I can't remember Julio Cesar making a single save. In the first half we were under pressure and we struggled a bit.

"After the break, when I inserted [Hernan] Crespo, I think Ibra was more comfortable. The formation with [Amantino] Mancini and [Luis] Figo didn't trouble an organised defence like Lazio's. Certainly, if they had scored first in the second half it would have been difficult psychologically."

Inter are now 10 points clear of closest followers Milan, who are away to Catania tomorrow.

Danilo Pochini, Goal.com