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Jose Mourinho always confident despite Champions League scare

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Mourinho claims he had "no time to feel nerves" (©GettyImages)
Mourinho claims he had "no time to feel nerves" (©GettyImages).

Jose Mourinho has given another interview the only way he can, stating to reporters that he felt no nerves following his side's 5-3 aggregate victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League quarter-finals. 

Mourinho was in confident mood in the press conference after the victory in Turkey, and had nothing but praise for his players after a scare in Turkey that saw his side trail 3-1 at one point in the game. 

Fortunately for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo put the game beyond doubt in the final minutes to settle the nerves in the Madrid camp. 

After the match, Mourinho heaped praise on their opponents on the night and told reporters: "I have no time to feel nervous. I know that they (Galatasaray) are very strong. When you come here it's like playing against 50,00 plus another 11. Their style of play was hard to defend." 

Mourinho was very complimentary of his younger looking team tonight - with the likes of Raphael Varane in the first-team at the tender age of 19, but also felt that his team were in a difficult position before the game, adding: "Today is the day you have nothing to do but everything to win.

"I felt my team was ready to work hard from the start today."

Whatever happens after today's result, Mourinho and all of those associated with Real Madrid know that whoever their opponents turn out to be, it will be a challenge. 

"Now we have a semi-final to play against another team, but we will not be afraid", added Mourinho.


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