CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS
Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray
Real Coach Mourinho reaction:
“We played a serious and well balanced match and deserved to win”. We have worked well as a team and we defended well and counter-attacked with danger. We knew that at this stage in the competition, any detail can be important, a goal that you score or concede can make a big difference. The team played a serious match and did so with humility, respect for the opponent and stopped their attack. Real Madrid played well and deserved the win”.
“It is easier for the forwards when they the team is behind them and today the team played well. Higuain and Benzema got their goals and that is good for their confidence, but even if they hadn’t scored I would have been happy with the job they did today”.
“I think that when you score an early goal the match changes. Terim is an excellent coach and knows the characteristics of his players, but when you concede it changes everything. In the second half he made a change that many could think was defensive but I think it was offensive. And in the closing stages he played with three centre forwards. They did everything to try get a different result”.
“If we lose 4-0 in Istanbul there is no semi-final for us. I like it more this way with draws all the way to the final. For people who love football it is more exciting that there is a draw for every round”.