Mou: Madrid will play to win

Jose Mourinho has insisted that Real Madrid will go for a win against Galatasaray in the Champions League tomorrow.

Los Blancos host the Turkish team in the first-leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday evening.

And the Portuguese Coach has claimed that his team will go all-out at Santiago Bernabeu, whilst also commenting on Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba – two of his former players, who the 50-year-old will come up against tomorrow.

"We have our objectives for tomorrow but so do they. I want to win,” he told a Press conference.

“Our opponents want to win. [Wesley] Sneijder and [Didier] Drogba have been important players for me in the past but tomorrow they will be my friends, not the players in my team.

“They have a great Coach with experience of games at this level and so feels comfortable. He is not afraid of playing here. He has players who have played in the best teams in the world, players who are calm when it comes to playing in the quarter-finals of this competition. Drogba, Sneijder and Burak [Yılmaz] could play for any team in the world.

"It is important that we score the goals to win this game and who does that is not important to me. When you have great players you always expect big things from them.

"There is no bigger motivation than getting to a semi-final, the only thing that beats it is the motivation to get to the final.

“We know the history of Madrid in this tournament. We also know that recently Madrid did not have so much success. I do not see my team better [or worse] than last year. There were very few things that we could have improved upon after going out at the semi-final stages last season.

“We are arriving at a moment with no players injured, everyone is fit.

“I do not like talking about favourites when at this stage of the tournament. When I arrived here with Porto and Inter they were not favourites and they won it. With Madrid, we got here before and did not win it. It is difficult for me to talk about favourites for that reason." 

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