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Champions League Difficult For Premier League Teams - Jose Mourinho

Champions League Difficult For Premier League Teams - Jose Mourinho
21/7/2017

Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho will be leading his team up against Real Madrid on Sunday and FC Barcelona next week before returning home and has also said that due to the competitive nature of the premier league, EPL teams will have to over come big obstacles to win the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester United defeated their city rivals Manchester City 2Nil on Thursday and will now look towards the Champions League winners Real Madrid and Spanish Giants Barcelona, two of which they will be competing against in the 2017/18 Champions League.

Asked If An EPL Team Could Win The Champions League

Mourinho said "You know, it's more difficult because of our calendar, because of our fixtures. That's obvious.

"I think everybody knows. Everybody knows that. Everybody speaks about the same -- the competitiveness of our Premier League, the number matches we've played, the extra cup we have with the League Cup, two-legged semi-finals in the League Cup, final in the middle of the season, big semifinals in the FA Cup, no time to rest between matches.


"Maybe respect is not the word, but the fixtures; it looks like they are not done thinking about protecting the teams and the intensity of every match.

"Even cup matches you play against a Championship team, you play against a League One team, a League Two team. Even that is competitive.

"In other countries, they have the winter break. They have sometimes, varies in matches where they can rest players, where they can send players on holiday, when the players can come back after break, and they arrive in the crucial moment of the Champions League stronger than anyone.

"That happens with the German teams, with the Spanish teams, with the French teams. Not the English teams."

Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side isn't trying to win the ICC instead his team are preparing to compete in the UEFA Super Cup
"I'm sorry ICC, we want to give a good show, we want to give good matches, but we are training, and I cannot change that mentality," he said.

"I want to compete against Real Madrid in the Super Cup. I want to compete against Barcelona if we find them in the Champions League. I want to fight against Man City in the Premier League, not here.

"Here, we want to train, again, training against the best players and great teams. That's what in this moment we want, after two good sessions and two good experiences against the two MLS teams."
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