Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed his own views on his reputation for being a defensive manager. He said his defensive techniques during his time at Real Madrid played the crucial role to end the dominating run of Barcelona. Jose Mourinho believes that a team playing properly under his instruction could be record-setting.
After facing harsh criticisms for the playing style he used at Manchester United, the 55-year-old Portuguese manager was sacked from his Red Devils duty in December last year. Those critics then expressed their opinions against Mourinho after the team flourished under the new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
While talking about his defensive techniques, Jose Mourinho told beIN Sports “The record of Spanish football was not Barcelona, it was Real Madrid,” and then further added “And the manager of Real Madrid was ‘the defensive guy’ that beat all the records. We won against every team home and away.”
Jose Mourinho then recalled his time as the manager of Real Madrid and said, “When I arrived there they had already forgotten what it was to win.” The former Real Madrid coach then further added, “When we went to the cup final and we beat Barcelona in the cup final, I think it was 25 years without a Copa Del Rey.”
He said, “When we win the league, still now, for the past 10 years Real Madrid were champions twice.” Mourinho also expressed his views on the UCL journey of Real Madrid and said, “Okay the Champions League,
The Portuguese manager then said “My story was, in that period when Barcelona was the best club in the world, we went there and we broke that period,” and then added “I did my job there. I did my job at every club that I’ve been at, apart from Manchester United where people want to sell the idea, but I know that I did my job.”