Mourinho press conference
Jose Mourinho offered his thoughts on Real Madrid’s victory at Auxerre following the match.
It was a good match all-in-all. It was tough playing a well-organized adversary fell back to defend and that created a lot of danger on the counterattack. It wasn’t easy because we wanted to control the match as well as defend against the counter. Winning this match and earning our sixth point are all that count.
The team came through in a very difficult game. We were put through two tough moments on defense; the first in the first half and another in the second. We didn’t create as many chances as we have been, but we moved the ball well. We sought other solutions in the second half.
I spoke to Ozil before subbing him in in order to explain what I wanted once he was on the pitch. It was a pre-planned change. Perhaps there was a communication issue because of the language difference and maybe he didn’t understand very well.
We created many more chances against Mallorca and Levante and we left empty-handed when everyone thought we would win. We created fewer opportunities tonight, but scored one goal and leave with three points in hand. It’s all a matter of being pragmatic.
The Dubious Foul:
The distance from the foul to where Di Maria was is so far. You couldn’t even see him on the television. He was very far away. I don’t know if it was a hand ball by Ramos.