Mourinho recalls the famous warning he gave Pep Guardiola

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has had a tumultuous relationship with Pep Guardiola, and this rivalry has gone on for up to a decade.

Before the pair had their rivalry in Spain, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola had faced off in the Champions League, with Mourinho in charge of Inter Milan and Guardiola in charge of Barcelona.

Mourinho won a famous treble while in charge of Inter, and enroute to winning the Champions League in the 2009-10 campaign, he had to face an outstanding Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the semi-final.

Inter won the first leg 3-1 at the Nou Camp, and endured a tense-filled game in the second leg. Thiago Motta was shown a red card in the 28th minute of the game, with Inter already 1-0 down. But Jose Mourinho would inspire a very great defensive performance from his team to hold on to the slim victory and earn a famous victory.

Despite being one man warn, Mourinho sent a famous warning to Pep Guardiola.

“When [Sergio] Busquets fell I was standing between our bench, theirs and the point where Thiago Motta had been expelled,” Mourinho told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Out of the corner of my eye I could see the Barcelona bench celebrating as if they had already won.

“Guardiola called over [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic to talk about tactics: tactics in playing 11 against 10. So I just said to him, ‘Don’t party yet, this game is not over’.”

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