Jose Mourinho is in a bit of a funk, but that doesn’t mean he is losing his cool.
It has been a frustrating year for the Portuguese manager, but he is still getting to grips with the challenge and will have plenty to be proud of.
Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid, we asked him about his performances so far, his thoughts on the Premier League season, his relationship with Antonio Conte, his goalscoring form, his personal life and more.
Q: I think a lot of people are saying that Mourinho is losing it, that he is not going to be able to continue winning.
Is that true?
A: I know what I’m doing.
I think this is not the season for Mourinho.
The season is the season that he needs to show what he is capable of.
I know I am not winning the league, but I can still show that I am a very good manager.
He’s been very honest with me, that I have had a very difficult season, but now we have the chance to prove to everybody that we are one of the best teams in the world.
Q, you have lost some key players and you are looking for new ones, so it is not easy.
A: Yeah, it is very difficult, because when you are in a tough period like this, it can make things worse, because you lose some players and some of the squad members.
But I have not lost confidence, because I know that I can work hard.
How is the team performing?
Well, I am feeling good.
But it’s not just me.
The team is performing, because we have got the players that I like.
It is not a difficult question, because the players have come in and I have been pleased with them.
Q.: Do you think you have enough quality in the squad?
A.: I am sure.
Is the team getting better?
Q._Are you happy?
Yes, I think so.
Q.: What are the expectations?
A_I am not saying this to get you interested in the game.
It will happen, but it is up to me to make it happen.
Q., how are you doing?
A, I’m playing good, yes.
Q.- What do you like?
A_-_I am a bit relaxed.
You have lost players, and now you have a squad with a lot more players.
A, it’s a bit different for me.
I have a lot to prove and to prove it, to show that we can be a great team.
I think I have shown that I belong here.
How do you want to play?
We need to keep working.
What is your personal goal?
A_-To be the best.
Q., who has been your most important player this season?
A.-I want to score goals.
I like the way that I score.
Q.(to the media): How are you feeling?
A (to the press): Very well.
What is the most important thing you have learnt about yourself?
I am now more confident and more confident.
I can win games.
I want to be the top player in the league.
Q.; Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started?
A; I played in my first game at 13 years old.
A:(I was injured and the coach was the one who helped me).
Q., why did you want that?
A(because) I wanted to be a professional footballer.
Q.–What do you think of the Portuguese style of play?
A.: That’s a very modern way of playing, because it is a lot different from football back in the days when you used to play with a ball.
Q.- So what are you looking for in a player?
A.(I like a player that is a bit forward.
A) I have played with many players like Sergio Ramos, and I want that player who can pass, pass, play and score.
Q.; How do the Portuguese teams compare?
A., Real Madrid is a great example.
Q.(to reporters): How does the Portuguese team compare?
A: We are winning, we are going to win the league in the next few months.
Q:(to the public): What do the fans want?
The fans want to win, and they want to see their team win.
Q: What are your expectations?
A. I expect a very strong performance from us.
Q, what is the goal?
A?: It is very important.QQ.: Is there anything you wish to say to your fans?
A Q. Thank you very much.