José Mourinho used Real Madrid's defeat at Wembley to illustrate Manchester United's defensive resolve and was quick to point out that Tottenham Hotspur, who put three past Zidane's team last night, were unable to find a way past David de Gea in the Premier League clash just a few days ago.
To further underline his point, Mou reminded reporters that Spurs had also celebrated a feast of goals in their recent league meeting with Liverpool: "[Spurs] beat Liverpool 4-1 and Real Madrid 3-1 but did not score against Manchester United, so my players deserve at least a little bit of credit".
It's a big match but I want to beat Chelsea, says Mou
Mourinho also looked ahead to United's next game, against his old employers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday: "It is normal, it is football, it is professionalism, it is football life. One day you are in one club, one day you’re in another club. I have to admit it’s a little bit different but in the end, I want to win - like I did at Inter. It's a big match because they are the champions but from an emotional point of view, it's just one more game. In a couple of years it will be even more natural and in four or five more years nobody will probably remember that I was Chelsea manager and it will be completely normal".
Mourinho due in court hearing in Madrid
The former Real Madrid coach is due to appear at Court Nº 4 in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid tomorrow. Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 3.3 million euros on two accounts during the fiscal years 2011 and 2012. For that reason, his pre-match press conference, which under normal cicumstances have taken place on Saturday, was brought forward.