Madrid: Jose Mourinho claims he will stay at Real Madrid, providing the Spanish side a much-needed boost following their Champions League exit on Wednesday.
Mourinho led Madrid to victory in the Clasico against Barcelona on Saturday to close in on the Liga title, but saw their Champions League hopes dashed as they went out on penalties to Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. But after that disappointment, the Portuguese boosted fans of the Spanish side with a positive message.
"I will stay," he told reporters after the game. "If there is still empathy and if this club can continue to grow." The Madrid coach also claimed winning La Liga would represent a successful season for his side. "We need six more points and there are four more games left to do it," he explained. "We are ahead on our own and we have earned that. If we win the Championship, it will have been a good season."
The Real Madrid coach gave a much-needed boost to club\'s fans by saying he wants to stay with the La Liga leaders.
He also added that he was proud of his players following their semi-final exit on penalties. "It hurts me because they have worked so hard to get here," he continued. "The players should go home tonight, kiss their wives and their children and hold their heads up high.”