Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mourinho Lauds Defense in Gala Rout
La Marca, April 4th, 2013 12:39PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  real madrid, spain, turkey, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

Jose Mourinho applauded his team’s defensive display as Real Madrid routed Galatasaray, 3-0, in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal series at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuaín put Los Blancos within touching distance of the semifinal.

"We know they have a good team and fantastic strikers, but we played very well defensively,” Mourinho said after the game. “From my point of view we defended better than we attacked. We could have scored more goals, and we let some attacking positions go to waste, but defensively we analyzed the opposition very well.”

Winger Angel Di Maria added: "We are very happy with the win and for the three goals. At home we are strong but we have to be careful in the second leg. We know they are strong at home, and they almost always win and score goals."

Goalscorer Higuaín: "We knew we had to play the second leg in Istanbul and it is very difficult to play there. So we came out very strong today. We are very happy with the 3-0.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cavs weather storm to down VCU    
No. 5 Virginia won its fourth straight game against VCU, but thanks to Penn transfer Sam ...
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
Reports: Hamburg Coach Running Out of Time     
The German press claimed that Hamburg SV coach Mirko Slomka is running out of time, as ...
AC Milan Goes Top Following Nine-Goal Thriller     
AC Milan climbed to the top of the Serie A standings on Sunday following a thrilling ...
Wenger: Wilshere Back to His Best    
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said that Jack Wilshere is finally back to his best following the ...
Calderon: Ronaldo Could Seek Man United Return    
ESPN reports that former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon believes Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester ...
Freshmen show off talents in 'fantastic' Big Ten showdown    
No. 8 Wisconsin won a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams when the Badgers defeated No. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives