The former Tottenham midfielder struggled to make a telling impact, but Mourinho says he'll be better for the run.
"I am happy. He is not in a physical state to be able to play in other positions, so he takes a little more time to recover and does not work too hard in defence. He played for 45 or 60 minutes which was good for him," said Mou.
"Now he will be the national team and it will be good if he keeps playing. Hopefully we'll be lucky and he will get lots of pitch time because he has had a long time without playing, but gave a good performance against Barcelona and it was hard to play today his best when his team didn't play very well."