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By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

He is someone I respect [Beckham] as a man and as a player. He is the captain of England and has been a European champion. I have never been critical of him and reports implying that are incorrect as I've never made comments about him

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I am prepared. The more pressure there is, the stronger I am. In Portugal, we say the bigger the ship, the stronger the storm. Fortunately for me, I have always been in big ships. FC Porto was a very big ship in Portugal, Chelsea was also a big ship in England and Inter was a great ship in Italy. Now I'm at Real Madrid, which is considered the biggest ship on the planet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

A great pianist doesn't run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers. To be great, he plays the piano. ...being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

We all want to play great music all the time, but if that is not possible, you have to hit as many right notes as you can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking. But I also have things to give them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Unhappy is a nice word.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

It is like when you go to war: we have to know how our enemies attack and defend.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The only way to stop Messi is to double mark him. One player to stay on him and the other to help out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

When I was at Porto my team also played in the UEFA Cup final against a Scottish side - but it was Celtic. I've never seen such emotional people. It was unbelievable!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

With all the stones being thrown against me you could build a monument!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

It’s not important how we play. If you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The reality is he's a specialist because eight years without a piece of silverware ... that is failure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I remember the first time I saw him play. It was for a Sporting CP youth team. I told my assistant, 'There goes Van Basten's son.' Ronaldo had great technique. He stood out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

It's a pity we can't play in two or three days as I like to play straight away after a bad game

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

To me, attacking football happens when Makelele gets the ball and passes it to the central defender who passes it to the right-back who comes forward and judges the situation. If he can do something he passes forward or runs with the ball, if not he gives it back to Makelele who builds the attack again. That is attacking football. In England attacking football is giving the ball to Makelele and having him hit it forward no matter what, even if everybody is marked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Eleven against eleven they never beat us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Money does not guarantee success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

If I wanted to have an easy job, working with the big protection of what I have already done before, I would have stayed at Porto - beautiful blue chair, the Uefa Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Ranieri? He's right in what he says: I am very demanding of myself and I need to win to be secure about things. That's why I've won so many trophies in my career. He, on the other hand, has the mentality of someone who doesn't need to win and at nearly 70 years old he has won a Supercoppa and another small cup. He's too old to change his mindset.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I studied Italian five hours a day for many months to ensure I could communicate with the players, media and fans. [Claudio] Ranieri had been in England for five years and still struggled to say 'good morning' and 'good afternoon.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Ten years ago I also had a very difficult decision to make when we had (Carlo) Cudicini giving fantastic performances in Chelsea’s goal for many years. I had in my hands a 22-year-old goalkeeper I thought could be in Chelsea’s goals for years and years and years and this situation is quite similar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

In my teams, when we win, we all win, and when we lose, I lose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed, you pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm, and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But the blanket I have is made of cashmere. So it's good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

As we say in Portugal, they brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Football is a game based on emotion and intelligence. Anyone can be clever, the trick is not to think the other guy is stupid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

If at the end of the season I'm leaving the club, you have the right to come to me and say: 'Jose, you are a liar'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker. I have Samuel Eto'o but he is 32 years old - maybe 35, who knows?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

The title race is between two horses and a little horse that needs milk and needs to learn how to jump.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Wenger has been Arsenal's coach for 15 years but he hasn't won even a Carling Cup for six years. Benitez hasn't won a league title in six years but they continue to keep him as Liverpool's coach. This is not the Italian mentality. To stay here I must continue winning and do well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Chelsea are up there with best teams in the world,and let's hope United can join us in quarter-finals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I intend to give my best, to improve things and to create the football team in relation to my image and my football philosophy. I'm not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't. Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Everybody can be smart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

If Roman Abramovich helped me out in training we would be bottom of the league and if I had to work in his world of big business, we would be bankrupt!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Without emotional control you cannot play, influence; you cannot react. You have to know what you have to do and not react. You have to be cool.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

It gave the title to Manchester City - it's as simple as that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. There is no pressure in football

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

I know the questions will be around the money, the amount Chelsea had to spend to bring him here but that's the reality of modern football. Big teams only want big players, big players are in big clubs, big clubs want to keep their big players.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jose Mourinho

Four wins in four matches. It could not be better... the world is fantastic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jose Mourinho

We want to follow a dream, yes it's true, but it's one thing to follow a dream and another to follow an obsession...A dream is more pure than obsession. A dream is about pride.