Having watched his current side beat his former employers 2-0 in the Guinness International Champions Cup, Jose Mourinho reflected on a job well done.
Oscar gave us the lead early in the game with a magnificent strike, before Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 following a controversial award.
Perhaps most significantly, the Blues boss was able to give all six players who competed at the Confederations Cup and only returned to training earlier this week minutes on the pitch, with Oscar and Juan Mata completing one half each.
We will now face AC Milan in New Jersey on Sunday with a place in the final of the competition at stake.
On winning all four pre-season matches thus far
‘We don’t have 12 points, we have zero points and the match we have to win is against Hull City,’ he said. ‘But even in friendlies it’s better to win than lose. To be fair, the teams we played against in Asia weren’t the highest quality, we finally played against a good team and it was important for me to see the reaction. The first half was very good for both teams, they probably started a bit better than us but it was good.
‘The red card (shown to Hugo Campagnaro) changed the game for Inter because they were playing against 11, and it wasn’t good for us because we were playing against 10, so after the red card the game wasn’t very good.’
On the performance of Marco van Ginkel
‘What’s important is the evolution of the team and to see the way some of the boys played, especially Van Ginkel, who I put in from the start in a match of this dimension.
‘It was a pity [Kevin] De Bruyne and [Andre] Schurrle couldn’t play because it would have been a good experience, but I was very happy with the result.’
On the on-pitch relationship between Oscar and Eden Hazard
‘Oscar has been with us for five days and Eden is working since the beginning. We’ve worked on movement, to have in our pockets to help us in difficult situations. The players are working hard, and it’s fantastic for me to see them try to do what we have been doing in training during matches.’
On Sunday’s game against AC Milan
‘We now play against AC Milan in New York, where there is a big Italian community. I’m sure there will be a lot of their fans in the stadium so it will be good.’