The Portuguese tactician believes that his current group of players is good enough to challenge on all fronts, and also revels in having his Champions League ban reduced
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes that his team's transfer business has been completed for the summer.
The Spanish giant has recruited Hamit Altintop, Jose Maria Callejon, Fabio Coentrao, Nuri Sahin and Raphael Varane so far during the transfer window, but have been heavily linked with the likes of Santos starlet Neymar.
Mourinho, though, has revealed that he is happy with his squad as it is and speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana first leg clash against Barcelona, maintained his confidence that the current group of players has enough quality to compete in all competitions in the 2011-12 campaogn.
“We've had 26 training sessions and seven friendlies," explained the Portuguese. "The 26 training sessions and the seven friendly matches were for one hour and a half each. We've planned for the season in the best way possible. We haven't just prepared for the Super Cup but also for the whole season."
Mourinho stressed that he had found the right balance in his squad, and asserted any potential shortcoming in the squad because of injury or suspension could be filled by players from Madrid's reserve side, Castilla.
"I don't want anyone from the fundamental group to go and I don't want a new player to come. We have faith in each other. The squad is short, but we have some players from the Castilla who are more mature than before. I hope to reach the end of the season with this group."
The Portuguese tactician also celebrated the reduction of his Champions League ban, which was originally handed down after he claimed a conspiracy to grant favourable refereeing decisions to Barcelona. The reduced sentence will see him miss Madrid’s next two group games instead of the next three.
“I can't speak about the Champions League because I'm punished," enthused the former Inter and Chelsea boss. "The fact that Uefa reduced my punishment has an important meaning for me. "We all know that Uefa cannot be classified as a normal democratic legal body. They couldn't reduce it more because that would be an awkward situation. It was a great victory."
However, Mourinho also insisted that he would not remain silent should he be confronted again and declared, “Am I going to be quieter this season? Nobody shuts me up.”
The 48-year-old also shared his views on Sunday’s match against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu, revealing that he expects another closely contested game.
“The Clasicos of April and May were balanced and very tight, two draws, a win for them and another for us," said Mourinho. "I do not expect this [match] to be different."