Jose Mourinho was overjoyed to satisfy his hunger for silverware with a first trophy of his second spell as Chelsea boss following a 2-0 Capital One Cup final defeat of Tottenham at Wembley.
Captain John Terry’s first cup final goal and a second-half own goal by Kyle Walker which Diego Costa is likely to claim saw the Blues prevail and Mourinho secure a third League Cup.
It was his 10th win in 12 major finals and his 21st trophy, in just his 15th year in management.
His first trophy in England, the 2005 League Cup, was followed by Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years.
This time the Blues are well placed to win the Premier League for the first time in five years.
After ending his two-year trophy drought, Mourinho wants more.
“It’s difficult for me to live without titles,” Mourinho said.
“I need to feed myself with titles. This is important for me and the boys.
“For the club it’s one more club, but it’s the first one of a new team.
“You have Petr Cech, John Terry, Didier Drogba and, after that, everybody belongs to a new generation of players. So, as a team, very, very important.”
It was also important for Mourinho, who was trophyless in his first season back at Chelsea following a disappointing final campaign at previous club Real Madrid, having enjoyed success throughout his career prior to that.
He added: “I started in 2000. I won the UEFA Cup in 2003, the Champions League in 2004. I didn’t have time to process that.
“I went in a different direction, with two seasons without a trophy, and it looked like I was 20 years without a trophy.
“This is a good problem, to have that feeling that two years is a long time. That’s a good feeling.
“For me, it’s important to feel that I’m a kid. Before the game, that I had the same feelings as my first final however many years ago.
“It’s important to feel the same happiness after the victory, and to feel a kid at 52 years old.”
Mourinho celebrated the 21st trophy of his career by calling his wife, Matilde, from the tunnel.
“I had my son and my daughter here, but my wife was at home and didn’t know the result until I call,” the Portuguese said