Mourinho keeping his feet on the ground

INTER MILAN coach Jose Mourinho insists his side still have a big job on their hands to reach the Champions League final even though they earned a 3-1 lead in the first leg of the semi-final in the San Siro last night.

Goals from Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito countered Pedro's opener for the visitors, but Mourinho said:

"We are not playing a small team, we are playing Barcelona; a great team with a great coach and great fans.

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We go to Barcelona and we are ahead, and we want to go into the final, but we are not there yet." At least at the Nou Camp Barcelona will be able to dictate the kind of conditions they want to play in.

"The pitch was not wet as we like it because they had chosen not to water it, and it is their right to do that," said Guardiola. "But it did not favour our game."