Forlan wrote in his column for The National:
"He came up against a few problems. He passed the test to become Madrid's coach after beating Barcelona who then, were the best side in the world, at the Bernabéu. He was widely criticized for his ultra-defensive tactics against Barça but, what else could he do?
"Barça had the better players but Mourinho got the result. However I don't think he was really the right man for the Madrid job; of course there is no doubt that he did well there - he won the league, the Copa del Rey and improved the team's progress in Europe during a time when were the dominant force and the best team on the planet.
"Managing Real Madrid's dressing room is a difficult job for any coach - even for someone like Mourinho. Some players accepted his support but others resisted because he liked to do things his way which isn't in line with how things have always been done at Real Madrid. In Spain, some thought he was a madman but he isn't; all he is wants is complete control."