Jose Mourinho praised his men for their performance in the return leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals at the Camp Nou.
“You sometimes score a goal without trying much for one and we happened to fail to score from four or five of our chances. We looked for more depth in attack through Karim and Callejon, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing inside.”
“It was easy to talk to my men during half-time. I had few things to change. Half-times are short when your team isn’t playing well; those ten minutes don’t seem enough. I only needed one minute today because my team played very well in the first half. I told them to keep it up.”
“I’ve played here with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Playing here isn’t new to me; I’ve done it before. We were excited and motivated to try to win. We knew it would be hard because we were behind on the aggregate score. I’ve heard someone in the dressing room saying it is impossible to win here.”
“Maybe Pep Guardiola congratulated us after winning last year’s final because it was a clean match without any havoc. If you like I’ll congratulate him for winning last week’s match. I have no problem doing so. They deserved to win that game.”