Mourinho: I will stay at Real Madrid until my contract expires in 2016

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he has no intention to leave the Liga champions any time soon as he wants to see out his current contract until 2016.

The Portuguese trainer recently revealed that he has set his sights on a return to the Premier League after his spell at Madrid, and has since been linked with a number of clubs. However, Mourinho has stressed that he is happy to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu side for now.

“I don’t think about other clubs, especially as I have a four-year contract with Real,” Mourinho told CNN.

“I signed it and when I signed it, I signed it because I wanted to be at Real Madrid at this period of my career. I am not thinking about another club.”

The former Chelsea manager also claimed that people regularly insult him and his children when he attempts to socialise.

Mourinho has developed a reputation as a controversial figure due to his outspoken nature, and his stay in the Spanish capital has witnessed several fierce battles with main rivals Barcelona. And he has now revealed that he is routinely targeted by the public, who have also taunted his children when he is with them.

“I hate my social life. I hate not to be a normal father who goes with his son to his football match and be there with the 20 other fathers watching the game.

“The people have to come for photos; the people have to come for autographs; the people have come to insult me; the people have to go behind the goal of my kid to insult a 12-year-old kid.

“People think they know me, but they don’t. People know the manager, especially the manager during 90 minutes. And during 90 minutes, I’m not there to have fun.

“I’m there to do my job, I’m there to win. I’m there with my team to try to win. I’m there and I live the game. I live the match as if it was the last of my career.

“People look at me and see what they see. It’s the other place where people know me.”

Having ended Barcelona’s stranglehold on the Liga title, Mourinho is currently bidding to bring home los Blancos‘ 10th Champions League title, but does not feel his spell at the club will be deemed a failure should he not manage to do so.

“Will I see my stay here as a failure? No. In relation to the Champions League there is an edge where the difference between succeeding and not succeeding is very narrow,” he added.

“The world will consider it a failure because I won it so many times and brought so much success to my teams that everyone is probably expecting that.”

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Babel: Ajax want to stay true to their own philosophy against Real Madrid

Ryan Babel is eagerly anticipating Ajax’s Champions League encounter at home against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The attacker, who returned to Ajax this summer after spells with Liverpool and Hoffenheim, believes it’s crucial for the Eredivisie champions to try and play their own game versus the Liga giants, and is hoping to spring a surprise.

“We have to try and play our own game. Real Madrid are obviously a strong team and we will try to exploit their weaknesses, but we have to stay true to our own philosophy,” Babel told Goal.com.

“You never know what will happen if we’re on top of our game. Real Madrid are used to playing against teams that sit deep and defend in numbers. Perhaps we can spring a surprise if we play our own game.”

Babel has good memories of Real Madrid as he beat the Spanish giants 5-0 on aggregate in the 2008-09 Champions League round of 16 while under contract with Liverpool.

He said: “They had a completely different team back then, but we outclassed Real Madrid in both legs. We outplayed them at Anfield and at the Santiago Bernabeu. We were a lot quicker and physically stronger with Liverpool.”

Ajax have been struggling to make an impact in the Champions League in recent years and lost their opening game against Borussia Dortmund 1-0.

Babel realises there is a big difference between playing in the Eredivisie and in Europe, and has called for focus ahead of the match against Madrid.

He added: “Teams like Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are much more direct. The pace of the game is much higher and you try to prepare for that.

“Everybody is doing a lot of running and is always on the move. The type of game that’s played is much more unpredictable.”

Wednesday’s encounter at the Amsterdam ArenA is scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET.

Sergio Ramos shows support to Ozil after early substitution

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has shown his support to team-mate Mesut Ozil following the Germany international’s substitution at half-time in Sunday’s 5-1 Liga win at home over Deportivo La Coruna.

The attacking midfielder has been struggling to find his best form in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign, and head coach Jose Mourinho warned last week that there is a lot of competition in midfield and that every player has to show he deserves his spot.

Mourinho seemingly felt Ozil failed to do just that, though, as he replaced the former Werder Bremen man with Kaka after 45 minutes of play.

Ramos, who was dropped by Mourinho two weeks ago for the match versus Manchester City, consequently opted to wear Ozil’s No.10 under his own jersey, with the intention to reveal the midfielder’s shirt if he’d score against Deportivo, Marca reports.

Madrid extended their lead from 3-1 to 5-1 after Ozil’s substitution, but Ramos was unable to add his name to the score-sheet, and was thus forced to keep Ozil’s shirt hidden under his own.

Mourinho: People insult my children

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that people regularly insult him and his children when he attempts to socialise.

The Portuguese boss has developed a reputation as a controversial figure due to his outspoken nature, and his stay in the Spanish capital has witnessed several fierce battles with main rivals Barcelona.

And he has now revealed that he is routinely targeted by the public, who have also taunted his children when he is with them.

“I hate my social life,” he told CNN. “I hate not to be a normal father who goes with his son to his football match and be there with the 20 other fathers watching the game.

“The people have to come for photos; the people have to come for autographs; the people have come to insult me; the people have to go behind the goal of my kid to insult a 12-year-old kid.

“People think they know me, but they don’t. People know the manager, especially the manager during 90 minutes. And during 90 minutes, I’m not there to have fun.

“I’m there to do my job, I’m there to win. I’m there with my team to try to win. I’m there and I live the game. I live the match as if it was the last of my career.

“People look at me and see what they see. It’s the other place where people know me.”

Having ended Barcelona’s stranglehold on the Liga title, Mourinho is currently bidding to bring home los Blancos‘ 10th Champions League title, but does not feel his spell at the club will be deemed a failure should he not manage to do so.

“Will I see my stay here as a failure? No. In relation to the Champions League there is an edge where the difference between succeeding and not succeeding is very narrow,” he added.

“The world will consider it a failure because I won it so many times and brought so much success to my teams that everyone is probably expecting that.”