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Real Madrid coach Mourinho in awe of passion of Turkish fans

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Turkish fans ahead of their visit to Galatasaray for the second-leg of their Champions League tie.

Real go to Istanbul defending a 3-0 lead.

"It's their culture. In the UEFA, in 2003, I played in this country after giving them a good thrashing with Oporto. In the next game, we found a stadium full of joy, motivation, and passion," said Mourinho.

"The adversary didn't seem to be the same one. If a Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian team gets a thrashing, the next game they're either alone or the fans are booing them. That's why I'm expecting a hot stadium tomorrow, but we like that. The football players are going to enjoy playing in a great stadium and with fans who are expecting a good game."

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