The Real Madrid trainer is unconcerned about whether he is popular, and added that winning the Champions League is not an obsession for his side
The former Inter and Chelsea boss is arguably one of the most controversial figures around in the game, but the 49-year-old is not worried about his image.
"Not everyone liked Jesus Christ, and even fewer people like me," Mourinho was quoted as saying by A Bola.
The former Inter coach then went on to discuss his side's Champions League ambitions, and insisted that European club football's elite competition is not an obsession for the Blancos.
"The Champions League is not an obsession for Real Madrid this season. My personal ego has already been satisfied [by winning it with Porto and Inter]," he said.
"I have more experience now and I'm more mature. I'm not trying to prove anything to other people anymore, now I want to prove something to myself."
Real Madrid sit atop of the table in their Champions League group with six points from two games after beating Manchester City and Ajax. They take on Borussia Dortmund in their next European match.