Defeat tonight in the Copa del Rey to city rivals Atlético meant that Real Madrid ended the season with no silverware. That is simply not good enough for Real and the ‘The Special One’ acknowledged that in his post match press conference:
“This is the worst season of my career”, said Mourinho. “With a final, semifinal, a second place and a Super Cup, for me it is the worst”.
When asked if he had failed this season, Mourinho admitted that not winning a major trophy is not good enough.
“I have failed this season because in the first season we win the Copa, we get to the semifinals of the Champions League and fight for a league”, explained Mourinho. “In the second season it is a failure to win a league, make another Champions League semifinal lost in penalties. The third season, with these results, it is a failed season. When things go well, it’s because of everyone. When things go bad, it is the manager’s fault. For me it’s the worst season. I have never gone without winning a major trophy because the Super Cup is very little”.
Mou, who is widely expected to leave Madrid for Stamford Bridge this summer had this to say about his managerial future.
“I have a contract for three more years. I have not sat down with the president to talk about my future. I think it’s normal that people are speaking of Ancelotti if I go to Chelsea. When the season ends I will sit down with the president so that the fans know what is going to happen”, concluded Mourinho.