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Inter's Mourinho begrudgingly ends media silence

sports Updated: Sep 27, 2009 17:51 IST

Coach Jose Mourinho ended a six-day media boycott after Inter Milan lost 1-0 at Sampdoria on Saturday but made it clear he was doing so begrudgingly.

The Portuguese had skipped news conferences and interviews after being sent to the stands in the Serie A champions's 2-1 win at Cagliari last weekend.

"I'm not continuing the silence because the club asked me because of contracts with you," Mourinho told Sky television. "If it were up to me the silence would continue."

The former Porto and Chelsea boss, who returned to the dugout after being suspended for Wednesday's 3-1 win over Napoli, would not give a reason for the blackout.

However he has frequently complained about the grilling he is subjected to during post-match interviews in Italy.

Mourinho gave curt responses to several questions.

When asked about the formation he used, he replied: "I'm the coach. I decide and I don't have to explain."

In one of the few full answers he gave, Mourinho blamed injuries for a defeat that left his side two points behind leaders Sampdoria and joint second with Juventus, who entertain Bologna on Sunday.

"A team that loses (Thiago) Motta and (Wesley) Sneijder loses something in midfield," he said.