"What I used to say is that every team in the world goes to the Spanish league, they finish third. Man City goes there, Manchester United goes there, Chelsea goes there. Who else? They finish third because the two best teams in the world are in the same league, so of course to the others, it's a big difference."
-- Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, saying his team and archrival, Barcelona, are by some margin the best teams in the world. (AFP)