It was penalty shootout that decided who will make it to the final game of this year’s UEFA Champions League to meet Chelsea after Real Madrid finished their game with Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory (3-3 on agg) and 0-0 in the additional time. Penalties did not smile this time for big players like Ronaldo and KaKa, but Neuer and Casillas excelled and saved to shots each, and it was Ramos miss that gave the victory to the Germans.
“Everyone makes mistakes. Superhumans only exist in the movies. These men are the best at their level, but people criticise them when they miss a shot. These critics are like people who get exhausted by climbing two flights of stairs and badly need a lift. My men ran like animals despite the pressure and missed in the final stretch, but what do you expect them to do? Would you rather see them die or see Bayern drawing the match? They played to the limit. I’m not here to make excuses, especially for our opponent. Teams that win two or three titles in one season achieve something incredible, but it is very difficult to reach the semifinals in two consecutive campaigns.”
“The squad feels proud. The players know they have nothing to be sorry for. I’ve told them to go home to their wives and girlfriends and not hide because they have nothing to be ashamed about. I will absolutely try to win this title again with this team. I want to win with these players. It was important for the club and for us to win the Copa del Rey last season. We need six points to win the league and it would be fantastic to do so. This team has great room for improvement and so does the club. Clubs have to adapt to the times. If they believe I can continue to add to the team by staying on, and my players believe so too, then I feel I will stay.” Those were Mourinho’s words after the game