Real Madrid didn't need to make radical changes - Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese tactician has voiced his belief that the Santiago Bernabeu side didn't need to make many signings this summer and feels Fabio Coentrao gives him more options
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has voiced his belief that there was no need to make any radical changes for the Santiago Bernabeu side this summer after their good performances in 2010-11.

The Copa del Rey holders were relatively quiet on the transfer market and signed 'only' five players in Fabio Coentrao, Nuri Sahin, Hamit Altintop, Jose Callejon and Raphael Varane.

"We did a good job last season, so radical changes weren't necessary," Mourinho said to Lusa.

"It may seem contradictory that Real Madrid spent so little when they can afford so much. Other clubs spend more than they should."

The successful coach then went on to explain his decision to sign Fabio Coentrao and stated that the Portugal international's versatility gives him more options.

"We didn't sign Coentrao out of need of a left-back; we happen to have a very good one, possibly the best there is. Coentrao is here because of the many options he gives us always at a high level.

"He's played in midfield because of the injuries sustained by some of his team-mates and because the team as a whole is always more important than individual players," he added.