"I always analyse things deep down," he told Inter Channel. "From the Boston game against Milan to the second half with Monaco and then the Lazio match, the team showed it has a definite structure and philosophy.
"I like the way this side plays and thinks, I like the very clear philosophy of football that runs throughout the group."
It was always going to take time to replace Capocannoniere Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mourinho thinks the worst is behind them.
"The most important decision, the one on which direction to take, has been made. We are working hard on our ideal of football and, although we are disappointed with the defeat in Beijing, we are all satisfied with the performance."