It is a good win because the DNA of my team is back. Real Madrid can lose matches, Mourinho can lose matches – we could have lost this game tonight and I would have been proud – but I cannot lose like we did at Sevilla or Getafe. My happiness is because my team has its DNA back. They proved that, if they want to be top professionals and to respect Real Madrid’s history, they can do it. Not just against teams like City, but in every match. If I am the coach of a small team I can lose more times. As coach of Real Madrid I cannot accept it. It is a big victory against a big team. We didn’t deserve to struggle so much, we deserved to win the match before the last minute.
José Mourinho, post-City presser [+]