Nerazzurri coach Jose Mourinho could not conceal his delight after seeing his side secure their berth against Bayern Munich in Madrid, and he revealed that eliminating Pep Guardiola's side has brought him unsurpassed joy.
"This is the most beautiful moment of my career. The best of all," he told Sky Sport Italia after the game.
"Inter haven't played a Champions League final for 38 years - this is something that we were all waiting for. This isn't a squad of children who can wait 15 years to play a final.
"I am really happy - playing with 10 men for more than an hour in this stadium against a great side means that my squad are real heroes. I'm not thinking about other people's problems, about their frustrations, I am thinking positively."
Mourinho did warn his team that the fight is far from over and there are many crucial games between now and the end of the season.
"The season doesn't finish today - we have many finals from now until the end. From tomorrow we must think about the game against Lazio. Now we are only thinking about the league."
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