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Struggling Spurs only take a 2-1 lead, from the 1st-leg, to Polish side Wisla in the UEFA Cup this Thursday. Phil Tomlinson previews.

Inter coach Jose Mourinho remains confident his team will qualify for the Champions League knock-out rounds, despite drawing 1-1 at home to Werder Bremen on Wednesday.

Having beaten Panathinaikos 2-0 away in their opening match, Mourinho remains confident of progress.

“We played quite well, we created many chances and we could have scored (more). We played a good team who did their work well and after scoring (the equaliser) they defended with everyone,” he said.

“If there was one team that should have won, I think it was us but football is not like that.

“We have to accept it even if we thought should have won. I’m not happy but this is a group and we have four points with two more matches at the San Siro to come.

“You can never say 100 percent in football but I’m certain we will be in the last 16, and even before the last match. We’re in a very positive position.”

Mourinho opted to play three up front against Bremen, employing centre forwards Adriano and Mario Balotelli to play eitehr side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Mourinho eventually brought Ricardo Quaresma on for Adriano, giving Inter much needed width, but the former Chelsea boss argued that he had still picked the right starting line-up.

“Adriano is not yet ready to do 90 minutes but he has improved his overall play. He doesn’t lose the ball when you play it up him,” he said.

“Quaresma and Mancini are faster but Adriano played better offensively than before.

“Balotelli is Balotelli. He does some incredible things but sometimes he does naive things that you’d expect of an 18 year old.

“He needs to learn but he plays in the Champions League without fear and at the end of first half he almost created a goal which could have changed everything.

“He worked hard and he deserves to play in the next match. He deserves the faith we have in him but he needs to have feedback and needs to improve. But I’m happy with him.”

Struggling Spurs only take a 2-1 lead, from the 1st-leg, to Polish side Wisla in the UEFA Cup this Thursday. Phil Tomlinson previews.

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