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Mourinho wants goals in London

SoccerNews in La Liga, UEFA Champions League 12 Apr 2011

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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho wants his team to attack in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Tottenham.

Despite entering Wednesday’s clash at White Hart Lane with a four-goal lead, the Spaniards will not break from their naturally attacking game.

Even with a huge La Liga clash against Barcelona to come on the weekend, Mourinho said he would field his best team against Tottenham at their White Hart Lane home.

“I do not think five goals is enough for Tottenham to beat us because I think we are coming here to score goals,” Mourinho said.

“We have got to look at this game and treat it with respect.”

“The players need to be bright, they need to be intelligent (and) they need to be aware. They know what their own situation is.”

“We have to respect the opponent. We know that there is quite a difference and score line but we still have a job to finish. We have to respect football as well and I’m going to pick the team which I think is the best team to get a result for Real Madrid .”

Opposing manager Harry Redknapp has admitted Tottenham will need a miracle to advance.

The Spurs boss stressed it was important for his team to remain steady at the back early on, and Mourinho said he understood the never-say-die attitude of English teams.

“They will try everything. If I put myself in Harry’s position and imagine we lost 4-0 here and we go to Madrid for the second leg, I would not throw in the towel,” Mourinho said.

“I would try everything with my players to try and start the miracle, but at the same time I do not think five goals is enough for Tottenham to beat us because I think we are coming here to score goals.”

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