03 August 2012
Jose Mourinho said in the press room at the Home Depot that he is very pleased with how the pre-season is unfolding "We have a team of winners and prove it every day" And while he is aware that there are things to improve upon, the Real Madrid coach has no doubts about preparations of the Whites: "We will keep getting better will be in the right form in time for the first official match against Valencia" He also spoke about Kaká: "For me there is no problem" And about Sahin he said: "If he stays that would be perfect for me"
The Real Madrid coach praised the attitude of his team and their opponents: "We had a very good attitude and players who are working hard and have played with pleasure and showed that they wanted to win. We have made a good impression on the enthusiastic fans who came to the game. Galaxy wanted to play and to do well and they were not worried about the result. I’m thankful for that".
Mourinho revealed that the match served as a training session for them: "I think we wanted to train and so did Galaxy. Yesterday I spoke with Bruce Arena and said he would also play with two teams, one each half. They are midway through a championship and we are preparing for the start of the new season and we have 11 players with only four days of training. It was a very good training session for us. Players who were not at Euro2012 were fresher and you could see the others tiring in their decision making".
In relation to Kaká and his future with the Whites, Mourinho reiterated: "We will try to get the best out of him. He is a good player. He played well last season and helped us win games. Until the 31st August it is his decision and our hope is that he stays. As a coach would be happy because he is serious, hardworking and contributes to the group. In some matches he is a great player, with quality and the ability to help us win. We know him well and have worked together for two years. He contributed well last season and I know what he has in his head. We do not need to send messages. The important thing is that he decides on his future that is ideal for himself. For me there is no problem".
The Portuguese also spoke about how his team is coming along and what he expects from it this season: "We have an understanding group and a team of winners who prove it every day. It is the same group as last year and have the same tools to have a good season again. That’s what I hope" As for Sahin, Mourinho again explained his situation: "Playing at Real Madrid is very difficult. We have many great players. If he stays with us he will help us win. If he stays it would be perfect for me. He wants to play where he is happy but his situation at Real Madrid is not easy because we have many midfielders. What I want is that whatever he decides makes him happy". He also had words of praise for David Beckham, of whom he said that he did not understand "why he is not playing in the Olympics. He is in the last years of his career, but is a great player. Most important thing is the project".
Finally, the Real Madrid coach talked about the mentality with which he’ll approach the other matches in their North American tour: "This was our first game. We’ll play the others with what we have. But this is a time when the teams are not perfect and make mistakes. Players are not at full speed and need more miles in their legs. We want to take the three matches that we have left and play better and better. Each match will be even more difficult. We will get better and right now I do not care about individual and collective errors because the team will be able to respond in the first official match against Valencia. My team has had a wonderful attitude."
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