Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has labelled Borussia Dortmund a threat to his side’s progression from Group D of the Champions League.
In a group containing Manchester City and Ajax, the Portuguese praised the progress exhibited by the German champions over the past couple of seasons, and maintained Real Madrid would have to be wary of their opponents’ capabilities.
“I’m not sure (if Manchester City are our biggest opponents). Borussia Dortmund have been champions of Germany twice in a row,” the 49-year-old warned.
“They are well organised and very experienced, with many international-calibre players from Germany, and the top two from Poland. Their stadium and fans are impressive too.”
Mourinho then aimed a sideswipe at Roberto Mancini’s Premier League winners, claiming all the money in the world would not necessarily buy them European success.
“The Abu Dhabi investors have invested so much, because they want to ensure the European Cup does not slip out of their hands,” the former Chelsea boss said.
“Nevertheless, the tradition of clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich cannot be bought. The best players in the world will always go there.”