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Jose Mourinho
January 26, 1963 -
Nationality: Portuguese
Category: Coach

At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions.


In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here, I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.


I think the best place to work in football is England.


In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.


So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks.


And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.


When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.


The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.


The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.


You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.


I don't say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.


The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.


So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.


But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.


The only thing that we cannot control is our supporters.


I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them.


Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.


The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.


When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.


Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.


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