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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 May, 2004, 21:30 GMT 22:30 UK
Deschamps rues inexperience
Monaco manager Didier Deschamps has been linked with Chelsea
Monaco coach Didier Deschamps admitted Porto's greater experience was key to the Portuguese side's 3-0 victory in the European Cup final.

Porto also won the Uefa Cup final in 2003 and once Carlos Alberto gave coach Jose Mourinho's side a first-half lead they looked in total control.

Deschamps said: "It was difficult because Porto had more experience.

"In a final that's important. I'm disappointed for my players they have done so well in a long, long season."

Deschamps added: "We have ended up with nothing. This final was a first occasion for my players and it proved too complicated for us."

Monaco's French coach also admitted losing Ludovic Giuly in the first-half through injury was a big blow to his side's hopes of troubling Porto.

Deschamps said: "Giuly's injury was not good news for us - he is a very important for us on the offensive side."







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