Mourinho press conference
Jose Mourinho highlighted the solid work his team did against Mallorca.
A positive aspect of our game was that we practically had no problems in defence. We did well there. Another positive aspect were the many chances on goal we had in the second half, which is always tougher on a psychological level. We had enough chances to win the game.
The final score:
The score is what’s most negative. We didn’t play well in the first half, but we improved considerably after half-time and even had five or six chances to score. This team is still under construction and therefore far from reaching its true potential, which means defending, conceding no goals and scoring from the few chances we get is very important. We failed in the latter, but we didn’t suffer.
We need many hours to work, but we won’t have much room to improve before our next game because I will only have four first team players available to me this week. We will face Osasuna two days after the arrival of our internationals, and two days after that we’ll face Ajax. After that game we will be in the same situation we are in today because we don’t have any real time in which to work.
Right now, I want the team to defend well and score one goal. I want us to take three points in our next game. I was disappointed by not scoring from the chances we got tonight. I will never criticise a player who misses his chance. We all win, draw and lose together. The important thing is we deserved to win.
We play a game every weekend and we’ll face Barcelona twice a year; maybe three or four if we coincide in other championships. I will only talk about our games against them those two times, not every day. I wish to congratulate them if they won tonight, but we continue to focus on our job. This is a team under construction and I don’t think we are in any sort of dramatic situation.