Mourinho: "I don't think Real Madrid and Bayern are favorites"

The coach warned about possible suprises

Mourinho: "I don't think Real Madrid and Bayern are favorites"
Mourinho: "I don't think Real Madrid and Bayern are favorites"

The coach warned about possible suprises

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José Mourinho believes Bayern Munich and Madrid are not favorites to win Champions League this season, despite in all betting websites they are the main candidates, more than Barça and Chelsea, that have difficult opponents in the round of 16 (City and PSG).

"There are 16 candidates to the title"

  • "I don't agree at all that they're favorites, because the Champions League always has space for surprises," he told reporters. 
  • "You go through the last decade and see teams winning the competition who you expect to win, but you also have teams you don't expect to win. You can balance it almost 50-50.
  • "You have three or four teams people would not be expecting. I really don't know the candidates when it goes to the knockout stage. At the moment there are 16 candidates for me."

He also answered PSG's coach, Laurent Blanc, who said Chelsea had less matches than his team:

  • "In England we have a different rhythm of matches. When they were on holidays for Christmas, we played 5 games, so don't talk about accumulation of matches..."