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Mourinho warns champions Inter after subdued Bahrain win

The Bahrain national team gave Inter Milan a taste of what is in store in their upcoming Serie A title defence, coach Jose Mourinho has said after the 1-0 win. Mourinho was pleased with Patrick Vieira's performance in the holding role in front of the defence.

sports Updated: Aug 17, 2009 18:25 IST

The Bahrain national team gave Inter Milan a taste of what is in store in their upcoming Serie A title defence, coach Jose Mourinho has said after the 1-0 win.

The Italian champions had to work hard to win their last pre-season friendly, with Brazilian winger Mancini heading the winner in the second half of the match in Kapfenberg, Austria.

"We experienced a situation that will occur frequently at the San Siro -- playing against opponents who line up 11 men behind the ball," Mourinho was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.

Mourinho was pleased with Patrick Vieira's performance in the holding role in front of the defence.

The French midfielder is a candidate to move into that position, with Argentine Esteban Cambiasso set to miss the start of the season with a knee injury, making his move away from Inter less likely.