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 Calls for 'Mental Aggression' Against Dortmund
ESPN FC, April 29th, 2013 1:09PM

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

MOST COMMENTED

Jose Mourinho sounded cautious about Real Madrid’s chances of overcoming the 4-1 deficit it faces going into the UEFA Champions League semifinal second-leg against Borussia Dortmund at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, saying that “everything is possible,” but an historic remontada (comeback) would only happen if his players are focused and play their usual game.

"We will go out to play, and try and get in front," Mourinho said during the pre-game press conference. "If we are 1-0 up, we need two goals to win. We must go minute-by-minute, goal-by-goal, until the last minute of the game. We must first try to win the game, then if we are ahead, try and score more and see if we can make the final. Football is football, and everything is possible."

He added that his team needs to show more mental aggression: "We are so pure and so innocent and so naive, that [Dortmund striker Robert] Lewandowski scored four times and we did not even foul him," he said. "You play a game for 90 minutes, and there is no foul on a player who scores four. [Cristiano] Ronaldo was fouled four or five times. You must be concentrated, with mental aggression, and we must be more a team like that."

Mourinho added that Ronaldo would be included in the starting lineup, despite earlier rumors that he would be too injured to play after sitting out Saturday’s 2-1 win away to Atletico in the Madrid derby.

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
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
Prosecutor Calls for End to FIFA's Secrecy     
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia on Friday said he wants more details published about corruption cases in ...
Pellegrini Defends Toure, Lampard     
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Yaya Toure's performance against Bayern Munich during City's UEFA Champions ...
Mourinho Was 'Not Expecting' Lampard to Join Man City     
Jose Mourinho says he still has respect for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard even though he could ...
Mourinho: Relationship with Ronaldo 'Does Not Exist'    
Jose Mourinho says he no longer has any relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo now that he has ...
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives