‘Positive’ Mourinho upbeat on beating Bayern at home
London: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is fully confident about his team’s chances to overturn the first leg 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, and reach the Champions League final.
Germany striker Mario Gomez hit an 88th-minute winner to put Bayern in the drivers’ seat to reach the May 19 final at Allianz Arena stadium against either holders Barcelona or Chelsea.
French winger Franck Ribery gave Bayern an early lead, but Real`s Mesut Ozil equalized before Gomez`` winning strike, but Mourinho says his team can hit back at their Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in next Wednesday`s return leg.
“We have the second leg to come and it`s not like we have to make a historical comeback, what we have to do is very achievable. If we win at home, we are there. I am optimistic we can return here to play in the final,” a daily quoted Mourinho, as saying.
“I think a more justified result would have been a draw, but that`s football. Whoever scores goals wins games, simple as that. It`s not a bad result, it just means we have to win at home and turn it around,” he added.
“It wouldn`t be the biggest turn around in history, I still think the team can do it, the fans will be behind us, just like the fans helped Bayern. We will prepare after Saturday`s game and the team will be ready,” he said.