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By , October 15, 2012 11:45 am

The Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has said that he is extremely happy with the result of the recent El Clasico that saw Real Madrid managed a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the camp Nou. Real Madrid came into the match looking to get a victory, which would help them close the gap to Barcelona to just five points. However, they were not able to secure the much-needed winning goal in the match, but that did not worry the manager of the capital club. The former Chelsea manager said that he is extremely delighted at the performance of his team, while he is also happy with the football on the show.

Mourinho has said that the lack of too much of tactical discipline from the teams meant that it was an open and attacking football. As a result, it was a pleasure to see such a football match. The Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 23rd minute, but the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi soon equalised for Barcelona 7 min later. Then, it was the turn of Lionel Messi to give Barcelona the lead in the match through a wonderful freekick, but Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for Real Madrid minutes later.

“The world will be happy because often these matches are too tactical and end goalless. The match had everything that people like. Those fans that are in different time zones across Europe will have been awake and enjoyed this Clasico a lot and perhaps are already asking for another one in the Cup or the Champions League. I really enjoyed my team’s display… For me, the result reflects the match,” said José Mourinho after the match. As a result of the draw, Real Madrid still remain the points behind Barcelona in the table.


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By , July 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has taken up the task of bringing Luka Modric to the club in his own hands. The Tottenham midfielder has been linked with a move to Spanish club Real Madrid for the last couple of weeks now, but José Mourinho has been unable to lay his hands on the player up until now. Tottenham are extremely confident that they need not sell the player for any bids below £ 40 million, which is their valuation of the Croatian midfielder. However, the 26-year-old has gone AWOL for the past couple of days to miss the pre-season tour of the United States.

As a result, Real Madrid believed that the deal can be finalised for around £ 30 million. Due to the extensive delay in getting their man, it is thought that Real Madrid manager José Mourinho is willing to take matters into his own hands by persuading Tottenham to sell the player. José Mourinho sees the Croatian midfielder as the missing link towards making Real Madrid Champions League winners once again. The Portuguese manager has faltered with the Spanish club in the semi-final stage of the competition in the last two seasons. He has made it a priority of the club focusing on the Champions League this season.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas recently said that he would like the future of the star midfielder sorted out as soon as possible. Tottenham have experienced the same situation on a number of times before including back in 2008 when Dimitar Berbatov forced a £ 31 million move to Manchester United. Tottenham were seriously affected in the domestic league due to the transfer situation of Dimitar Berbatov and Andre Villas-Boas is keen to avoid a repeat of the same situation this time around as well, as he looks to invest in new players.


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By , June 27, 2012 8:31 am

Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has said that Spain and Germany are the two teams that are favourite to lift the Euro 2012 title. The European Championships will be taking place in Poland and Ukraine this time around. Spain will be coming into the tournament after having lifted the previous edition, while they also have the tag as being the world champions as well. Germany, who have come extremely close to winning each of the last three major tournaments, will be hoping to go one step further by lifting the tournament this time around.

Real Madrid manager José Mourinho, who recently signed a contract extension with the Spanish club, has said that Germany and Spain are the favourites to lift the title due to their quality and strength in depth. Even though Spain have suffered a number of injury problems in the run-up to the tournament, Germany remains the most effective when it comes to dealing with injuries. They not only have a fully fit squad to select from, but they have a very strong squad as well according to José Mourinho. Germany have not failed to disappoint in the first matches of the campaign after winning against Portugal and Netherlands.

“Spain are the world champions and no doubts about that. They are one of the best teams at the Euros, but they have to compete with Germany to be champions again. You speak about Spain and Barca, but the national team of Spain has five Madrid players. They’re completely separate things. Barcelona were the champions of Spain, and I repeat, were the champions. Now they don’t depend on other teams, they depend only on themselves. So if they can do a job against Netherlands, Portugal are in the quarter-finals,” said José Mourinho when predicting the outcome of the Euro 2012.


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By , May 1, 2012 7:46 am

Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has said that he will not be taking charge of Chelsea in the summer. Portuguese manager José Mourinho has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu all season long after it was claimed that the manager was extremely unhappy at the way he was being treated by the Spanish media. However, he is once again happy at the club after getting very close to lifting the title from Barcelona’s hands. The club currently enjoy a seven point advantage at the top of the table. However, they have failed to progress in the Champions League this season as well.

As a result, Real Madrid have now failed in the semi-final stage of the competition in consecutive seasons. The club were eliminated by Bayern Munich on penalties, which meant that José Mourinho will not be facing Chelsea in the final of the Champions League. Following the defeat to Bayern Munich, Mourinho said that he will not be leaving Real Madrid at this stage because he believes that there is still some unfinished business at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid are looking to win their 10th European Cup. Chelsea interim manager Roberto di Matteo has now become the favourite to take over the position full-time.

“If I have anything in my mind, it is to try to win with these players. Winning the Copa del Rey last year was important and if we win the league this year that will be important too. Two (Champions League) semi-finals is also not bad but we want more. My feeling is that we still have the ability to grow as a team and the club has room to grow too,” Mourinho said after the match. Mourinho also said that he wants his old club Chelsea to win the Champions League this season.