What A Honor For Lucescu to Win the UEFA Cup in Istanbul,Turkey

AHMET BOB TURGUT@turkishsoccerCorrespondent IMay 21, 2009

17 Mar 1999:  Portrait of Inter Milan coach Mircea Lucescu during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Manchester United at the San Siro in Milan, Italy. United went through 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw on the night.  \ Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport

Lucescu's Shakhtar Donetsk wins the last UEFA Cup in Istanbul Turkey.

He won two championship in Turkey with Galatasaray and Besiktas and the UEFA Super Cup with Galatasaray, still he was rejected by team officials and Turkish media in Turkey.

This should be the most proud moment for Romanian coach to lift the last UEFA Cup in Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

In a way this was a slap in the face for those who called him all kinds of names while he was coaching in Turkey.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Jadson scored in extra time Wednesday to clinch the last UEFA Cup with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

The teams had drawn 1-1 through regular time at Istanbul's Sukru Saracoglu Stadium before Jadson, one of five Brazilian players in Shakhtar's lineup, hit a shot from about 12 yards in the 97th minute.

"I am happy that we continued the success of Ukrainian teams. I hope this result will give us more stamina and strength to prepare for the 2012 (European Championships)," Lucescu told reporters.

"The team is very young and I hope no players will leave the team. We want to do well in the Champions League. I think we can do better than we did today," he said.

"I think the Champions League will be the future aim for these east European countries," he added.