Jose Mourinho analysed the draw against CSKA Moscow in the press conference following the match.
“Their goal was frustrating, but we earned a good result I’d be happy to have in every knock-out tie in which we play the return leg at home.”
“Their strike has made them very happy and we were frustrated by it because we played for more and had chances to score more. Our opponent made things very difficult for us, but they did little to score or draw the match. They played a serious and tough game. They worked very hard.”
“Every game here has been the same for me. I won 1-0 with Chelsea and Inter Milan, but it was very hard in both encounters. It’s always complicated over here. It seemed we would win 1-0 today, but they eventually drew a difficult fixture.”
“Some goals come from set pieces and others don’t. It’s easy to see the mistakes you make by conceding some strikes, but it’s harder in others. I don’t know what was the case tonight. What I did manage to see was that Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly fouled upon before the equaliser. It’s part of the game. The referee made mistakes for both sides.”
“Bringing Albiol on was a good option when they made a two-meter tall man play alongside Doumbia up front. It was a solid option to mark him in set pieces and seal the game. I very much liked his attitude on the pitch and how he interpreted what he had to do. I’m very happy with him.”
“I actually thought that if we were to sustain injuries we could have sustained up to three, but in the end only Benzema was injured.”