Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho: I Know Some People Admire My Style Of Football

Jose Mourinho is proud of his style of football.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has once again insisted that he will carry on with his style of play at the Bernabeu and has brushed aside suggestions that his brand of football is not entertaining.

"I win a lot," said the Portuguese tactician, according to "People get tired of watching my style of football and wait for me to do badly. But there are also people who admire my work and who like what I do.

"Many people at the UEFA Coach's Congress expressed that they liked the way I won the Champions League and they considered that I did an excellent job with Inter. I don't work to be compared to others.

"I do what I do and I am confident that the results obtained are the best argument to defend myself. There are times when I don't like what is being said, and I can imagine that there would be people that think a match wasn't good and that it was too defensive if we took 35 shots on goal and it ended 0-0.

"I live for football and my family. I don't have a social life. Everything I do is based on my work and my results."

Looking ahead to Madrid's game against Real Sociedad on Saturday, the former Inter coach is expecting a tough test.

"This will be our toughest match to date, and I don't say it because it's our next game, but because I believe they are the toughest opponent that we will have played against so far.

"Teams that are promoted from Segunda Division have the attitude and morale and confidence soaring through the roof after winning their league last year, which makes playing against them harder than playing against a team that has more Primera Division experience but sits in the middle of the table.

"These are championship-winning teams with winning attitudes. I have watched their two previous games and I can say that they are very organized and defend well. They are a compact group that waits to counterattack. Their attack can be devastating.

"Real Sociedad have had a full week to prepare, while we haven't had that privilege. It's hard for me to accept the fact that we play on Saturday after having played a Champions League match on Wednesday.

"That said, we are professionals. There was a lot of wear and tear from the Ajax game and it hasn't been easy to recover in only two days. We respect the decisions made and must be in top form if we are to win."

Mourinho concluded by saying that he is not overly concerned about what his rivals are doing and is fully focused on the Blancos' next few matches.

"I do not play the game of favourites when it comes to other matchups. If I have time I will watch the Atletico-Barcelona game. I won't if I don't. I play in San Sebastian on Saturday and then against Espanyol on Tuesday. I will be a happy man if I get six points out of them."

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