The Blancos boss has called his men to stay focused ahead of their clash with Galatasaray as he is expecting a difficult encounter
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has warned that his team “have not won anything yet” ahead of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie at Galatasaray.
The Spanish champions are in pursuit of their 10th European title and hold a commanding 3-0 first-leg lead going into the Istanbul clash but the 50-year-old is still expecting a difficult game.
“We have not won anything yet. It’s true that we have a good result from the first leg, but there’s still a difficult game to play,” he said at a press conference.
“We must remain focused if we want to go through to the semi finals, the 3-0 does not guarantee anything.
“We are also preparing from a tactical point of view. I hope the message is reaching its targets. I would be quite surprised if I don’t see my men ready to play a highly difficult game.”
The former Chelsea coach went on to say that his side are among the favourites for the competition.
“Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich are one step ahead of others – I give each of these teams a 25 per cent chance of winning the Champions League. Dortmund and Malaga are almost equal.”
Finally, Mourinho voiced his belief with his side would be able to deal with the raucous atmosphere in the Turk Telekom Arena.
“We expect a sold-out stadium with a very intense environment tomorrow. Although the fans could be intimidating, me and my players thrive in that kind of atmosphere,” he added.
“My players are accustomed to these environments. We must be calm and do our job.”
“If we lose 2-0 or 3-1 tomorrow, even though we will progress, I won’t return home a happy man. I want my team to win.”