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#1 14-03-2018 04:56:02

Date d'inscription: 10-02-2018
Messages: 131

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd's European exit is nothing new


sbobet thai Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's Champions League exit is "nothing new" for the club, surprisingly referencing how he has knocked them out twice as a manager.

Mourinho's side put in a lacklustre performance on Tuesday as Sevilla won 2-1 on the night and on aggregate in the last 16, despite United being overwhelming favourites after the first leg.

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho insisted he accepted his side's performance, despite registering just four shots on goal over two legs, and referred to his victories over United as manager with Porto (2004) and Real Madrid (2013).

Mourinho said: "I've sat in this chair twice before in the Champions League, and I knock Man Utd out at home twice, with Porto - Man Utd out, and with Real Madrid - Man Utd out. So this is nothing new for this football club.

"I don't want to make a drama out of it, we don't have time for that. We have a match on Saturday, we have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours. And that's football, it's not the end of the world."

The Portuguese boss, who started with Marouane Fellaini in midfield before substituting him for Paul Pogba with half an hour remaining, defended his side's performance, insisting the first goal by sub Wissam Ben Yedder was crucial.

He said: "I think the intention; the way we started was really good and really positive. Then after 10, 15 minutes after that success without goals, Sevilla has a good team and they can hide the ball. sbobet thai

"They have players in midfield who are really good at that. They tried to do that and did that for the majority of the time. In the first half I do not remember a dangerous situation for them, so I think it was a good controlled performance by them without any kind of danger.

"We had dangerous situations in the first half, and had again a good start in the second half and chances to score. Of course, the first goal always changes the direction of the game.

"Sometimes I am lucky with changes, sometimes other managers are lucky with their changes, and I think it was a good, happy move by Vincenzo (Montella) to bring on Ben Yedder, and when they score the first goal the game is completely different."

Asked to comment on the four shots on target over two legs, Jose replied: "That's stats, that's statistics," and when asked by a Spanish journalist if this season has been a failure, he said: "Are you really interested, in the Spanish press, in the intricacies of our league season?"sbobet thai

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#2 08-05-2018 06:25:00

Date d'inscription: 10-02-2018
Messages: 131

Re: Jose Mourinho: Man Utd's European exit is nothing new

Mark Hughes calls for Southampton calmness ahead of crucial clash with Swansea


sbobet24 Mark Hughes has urged his Southampton players to remain calm ahead of an approaching fixture which could determine their Premier League fate. The Saints travel to fellow relegation candidates Swansea on Tuesday evening, live on Sky Sports. A win against the south Wales side would see Hughes' men three points clear of their opponents in 18th with one remaining fixture to play and a vastly superior goal difference.

With champions Manchester City set to visit St Mary's on the final day of the season, the clash with Swansea is set to provide Hughes with his best opportunity to oversee his side picking up the points they need to ensure safety and extend their six-year stay in the top flight. Having conceded an equaliser to Everton in the sixth minute of added time on Saturday after failing to adequately handle the late pressure they were under, Hughes has urged his players to find a bit more composure. sbobet24

"I think it is just calmness. You have got to deal with pressure, you have got to think clearly," he said. "Obviously, when things are flying around, you have try to do the right things and you have to take your chances when you create them. "For the most part, we did that (at Everton). We proved to ourselves that we have that capability, we just have to do it. "We just mustn't allow ourselves to be deflated by what's ahead of us and what's just occurred.

"We played well. We are not down, in terms of confidence and in terms how we are playing, we were damaged because we got so close to getting a significant result and a significant victory which clearly would have helped our situation. "But it is still very much in our hands and very quickly we will get this out of our system and go again." Midfielder Mario Lemina is a doubt having been taken off at half-time as a precaution after complaining of a tight hamstring while Maya Yoshida is suspended for his red card at Goodison Park. sbobet24

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