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Mourinho reflects on Real Madrid stint: “The result was 100 points, 34 wins, 121 goals”

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One of the most eventful eras in Real Madrid’s history was the three years Jose Mourinho spent there in the early 2010s.

A record-breaking team led by The Special One planted the seeds for some of the greatest individual football careers of the decade.

Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho reminisced about his time with the Los Blancos, expressing his love for Madrid and discussing Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure.

A Madridista through and through

From 2010 to 2013, Mourinho spent three seasons at Santiago Bernabeu and won three trophies: the Liga title, the Copa del Rey, and the Spanish Supercup.

Despite his relatively short tenure, he did not ignore the opportunity to show his loyalty toward the Royal Whites.

“I am a Madridista, I always will be. On the streets, the Madridistas always treat me well,” the Portuguese tactician and the current AS Roma manager said.

In typical Mourinho fashion, the coach also spoke about his achievements in the Spanish capital.

Mourinho stated, The team I worked in the least tactically was Real Madrid. The result was 100 points, 34 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses, 121 goals scored, and more than 88 goals difference. I was working on discipline and game principles.”

Mourinho’s Real Madrid time consisted of icons like Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Marcelo, and Karim Benzema, among several others.

Known for his admiration for the intangibles of the sport, his ideologies undeniably coincided with Madrid’s philosophy.

Appreciation for Ancelotti

Ancelotti, archetypal to Mourinho’s ideals in some senses, has also enjoyed success at Madrid, with ten trophies to his name while in charge of the Merengues.

Mourinho rhapsodized about his peer and wished to see him continue plying his trade in Madrid, amid the Italian’s links to the Brazil national team.

“I hope, as an Ancelotti fan and Madridista, that Carlo will stay in Madrid for the long term.” the Portuguese said.

Drawing similarities with the Italian coach, he shed light on the ever-changing landscapes in the football sphere and how taking risks entices people into making pre-mature assumptions.

“Me at Roma is like Ancelotti at Napoli, when we accept a small risk, people think ‘it’s over’. From there, Carlo went to Real Madrid and won everything there was to win,” Mourinho expressed.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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