Jose Mourinho quotes

  • The best way to stop Messi is when you play with 11 men and then you can double mark him, one player to stay on him and the other to help out. If it is 11 against 10 then you have almost no chance of stopping him.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Player #Men #Messi

  • Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Beautiful #Football #Games

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

    #Team #Finals #World

  • If Messi is the best in the world, it's only because Cristiano is from another planet.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Messi #World #Planets

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

    #Football #Reality #Eight

  • Look, I'm a coach, I'm not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Real #Magic

  • I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Team #Hate #Player

  • Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Sports #Football #Games

  • When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Motivational #Soccer #Games

  • If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Messi #Planets #Universe

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Hands #Years #Giving

  • Money does not guarantee success.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Money #Doe

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Winning #Opponents

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

    #Football #Horse #Race

  • I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Quality #Mourinho

  • The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Strong #Team #Want

  • One day he (Einstein) said that the only mechanical force more powerful than steam, electricity and atomic energy is will. That Alberto bloke was not stupid. With will you can achieve things.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Powerful #Stupid #One Day

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

    #Team #Years #Opponents

  • Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Beautiful #Intelligent #People

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Team #Winning

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Real #Stronger #Storm

  • Everybody can be smart.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Smart #Being Smart

  • The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Player #Years #Two

  • Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Trying #Faces #Easy

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

    #Play #Stories #Violin

  • Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Thinking #Champion

  • You can have the top stars to bring the attention, you can have the best stadium, you can have the best facilities, you can have the most beautiful project in terms of marketing and all this kind of thing. But if you don't win... All the work these people are doing is forgotten.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Beautiful #Soccer #Stars

  • I intend to give my best, to improve things and to create the football team in relation to my image and my football philosophy. We have top players and, sorry if I'm arrogant, we have a top manager. 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Sorry #Team

  • I asked the players: 'Do you want to enjoy the game? Or do you want to enjoy after the game?' The players told me they wanted to enjoy after the game so I said: 'OK, then we will enjoy after the game'.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Player

  • Instead of speaking about Real Madrid, Mr Wenger should speak about Arsenal and explain how he lost 2-0 against a team in the Champions League for the first time [Braga]. The history about the young kids is getting old now. Sagna, Clichy, Walcott, Fabregas, Song, Nasri, Van Persie, Arshavin are not kids. They are all top players.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Song #Team #Real

  • Eleven against eleven they never beat us.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Beats

  • I think it's clearly the result of something that looks like a campaign.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Thinking #League

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Running #Giving

  • No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Moving #Clubs #Want

  • 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.'
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Morning #Player #Italian

  • If I had wanted to be protected in a quiet job, I could have stayed at Porto. I would have been second, after God, in the eyes of the fans even if I had never won another thing.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Jobs #Eye #Fans

  • There is no pressure at the top. The pressure is being second or third.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Pressure #Thirds

  • The dog is in Portugal and the city of London is safe.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Dog

  • There are only two ways for me to leave Chelsea. One way is in June 2010 when I finish my contract and if the club doesn’t give me a new one. It is the end of my contract and I am out. The second way is for Chelsea to sack me. The way of the manager leaving the club by deciding to walk away, no chance! I will never do this to Chelsea supporters.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #June #Two #Giving

  • Four wins in four matches. It could not be better... the world is fantastic.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Winning

  • Do you have a brother or cousin in Ivory Coast, because I don't have the money to bring you to Porto.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Cousin

  • Drogba is a fighter. He is the kind of player I would say 'With you I could go to every war.'
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #War

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

    #Soccer #Football #War

  • Look at my haircut. I am ready for the war. The objective is to win the Premiershp. I don't want to dominate, to finish without defeat, record points or goals or consecutive wins. The Premiership is so difficult you cannot be focused on that. I just think about winning.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #War

  • This is football from the 19th century. It's very difficult to play a football match when only one team wants to play. A football match is about two teams playing. I told Big Sam, they need points. To come here the way they did, is that acceptable? Maybe it is, they need points. The only thing I could bring more was Black & Decker - a Black & Decker to destroy the West Ham wall.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Wall #Team

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

    #Soccer #Football #Clever

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

    #Football #Simple #Cities

  • I want to congratulate again Mike Dean. I think his performance was unbelievable and I think when referees have unbelievable performances, I think it's fair that as managers we give them praise. So fantastic performance.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Thinking #League

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Football #Feet

  • If I am hated at Barcelona, it is their problem but not mine. Fear is not a word in my football dictionary.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Football #Barcelona #Problem

  • Like me or not, I am the only one who has won the world's three most important leagues. So, maybe instead of the 'Special One', people should start calling me the 'Only One'.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #People #League #Special

  • 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.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Dream #Pride #Want

  • Everybody was waiting for Chelsea not to win every game and one day when we lose there will be a holiday in the country. But we are ready for that.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Country #Holiday

  • We are on top at the moment but not because of the club's financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.
    -- Jose Mourinho

    #Soccer #Hard Work #Trophies

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