Mourinho believes we can also pose problems for City going forward in a clash he hopes is not affected by the man in the middle.
"The intention with which we are going there is to play our game, play a good game and remember they also have to stop us," said our manager. "We will think more about us than about them.
"I want to attack them, I can tell you that. But maybe after 10 or 20 minutes you realise Jose isn't attacking. If I don't it's because I can't. I don't know if other teams refuse to attack or if they can't do it.
"This game is 11 against 11 and I hope the referee is good and not unlucky. Mike [Dean] is a very good referee so I trust him completely, but I hope he is not unlucky to send somebody off like the officials did with Danny Rose [when Tottenham played Man City]. I hope it is a good game, and after that if Man City are much better than us and we can't express our game and our football, that's a different story."
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