Mourinho predicts a better Real Madrid this season

Mourinho predicts a better Real Madrid this season

Published Sep. 8, 2011 8:10 a.m. ET

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says last season was his best league run ever despite not winning the title, and he expects to do even better in this campaign.

The former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan coach says no other team he coached had ever won so many points, recorded so many victories or scored so many goals.

Real Madrid finished second to Barcelona but won the Copa del Rey and reached the semifinals of the Champions League.

Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese news agency Lusa published Thursday that his team is playing better this season.


However, he acknowledged the danger of injury setbacks because he has a squad of just 21 outfield players after cautious transfer spending.