25 April, 2013 - 09:39

Real Madrid’s Mourinho: we deserved the defeat

Real Madrid’s Mourinho: we deserved the defeat

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho revealed his side fully deserved their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund at Westfalenstadion.

Robert Lewandowski put his side in the driving seat to qualify for the Champions League final, by netting four goals against Real Madrid. Higuain capitalized on Hummels’ mistake to set up a crucial away goal for Cristiano Ronaldo just before the half-time whistle.

Mourinho admitted Borussia were the better side almost in every area of the game. He said: “I think they were the best team by far. On every individual battle on the pitch they were stronger than us, they were more aggressive physically, they were more aggressive mentally so I think they deserve. How did it go from 1-1 to 4-1? I really don’t know. It was everything happened in a very short space of time in far goal from position where I was, but it looks for me again that we lost easy possession, easy possession and we couldn’t cope with their counter attack and with their transition.”

Mourinho revealed he was disappointed that his side did not cope with Lewandowski, even though they studied the way he plays in detail. He said: “And when we know everything, absolutely everything about Lewandowski, we know everything about him, we study him from every detail possible and we lose him in three goals. I don’t speak about the penalty, three goals where we know exactly what he does is of course very disappointing but when I lose and I don’t deserve to lose for me is a drama, but when I lose and I deserved to lose for me it is situation I cannot accept.

And yet the Portuguese believes his side has what it takes to overturn three-goal deficit at Santiago Bernabeu. He said: “We can (go through) it’s difficult of course very difficult, but we can in football anything can happen. Of course in a crazy night when everyone performs at a high level where every chance you have every goal you score with a high level of efficiency of course we can.”

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Author: Basil Naumov

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