"We’ve been playing well for several games now, doing a good job overall and pressurising our opponents as a whole team"
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Jose Mourinho did not hide his satisfaction for the impressive victory Real Madrid earned tonight at the Bernabeu.
"We’ve been playing well for several games now, doing a good job overall and pressurising our opponents as a whole team. Individual quality starts to shine through sooner when a team works well collectively. We are currently having a very positive run and we have to continue working without much time to rest or enjoy it. Happy people nevertheless forget about exhaustion and problems..."
"Fans are having fun and so is the team, especially because it has to run around less now. I obviously like this, but we shouldn’t think this is how it’s going to be in every game. We will win some games with few goals, and even draw and lose some. We want to have a mentality that doesn’t allow for two consecutive defeats. We played a very serious game in Malaga and we did so again against Milan and also tonight. That’s the mentality I want my team to have and I am very happy about it."
"We are growing slowly but steadily. Fans may feel euphoric, but we must remain calm. Great coaches and great players can’t allow themselves to feel euphoria for so little. We want to achieve things that are much more important than this."
"We have to start working on our game against Murcia as of now. Ozil, Carvalho and Xabi Alonso will have a three-day holiday. The rest will be called-up for the match. Benzema will be a starter, and so will Ronaldo. It is a very important game to me. If last year’s situation repeats itself, I will cross those who play off my list because they will be dead to me."
( Post-match interviews with Ronaldo/Higuain/Di-Maria/Canales and Pedro Leon underneath the cut.Collapse )