Real Madrid boss Mourinho excited facing Bayern Munich in Champions League semis

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is excited about their Champions League semifinal clash with Bayern Munich. Real setup the tie with last night's 5-2 win over APOEL.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is excited about their Champions League semifinal clash with Bayern Munich.

Real setup the tie with last night's 5-2 win over APOEL.

He said: "Bayern is a very powerful opponent. It is a team I know well as it is almost the same side that I played when coach of Inter Milan in the Champions League final two years ago and they have great individual players.

"The players and myself are looking forward to what should be a great semi-final.

"The team is doing well, the players that were injured are getting there and we are physically prepared for the difficult April that we have.

"We wanted to build a team to win the game. Because I didn't think it was possible for APOEL to score four, we wanted to rest a few players and we attempted to balance things.

"We wanted to rest Marcelo and (Esteban) Granero so we substituted them and there might have been a few defensive errors towards the end, but I don't have any criticism, just positive words for a group that have reached this stage for two seasons in a row."

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