"See out my contract through to 2016? I have a Champions League game tomorrow and it is not interesting to talk about me", said Real Madrid's coach, José Mourinho, in the press conference before the game tomorrow that sees the Spanish giants take on Manchester City in the Champions League.
Return to England: "I've never hidden my affection for England, though some people don't like that. I'm especially attracted to the country. The games are always difficult, and tough, but I enjoy it".
100 Champions games: "The two best moments are the finals I won; that's what everyone is looking for. Worst moments, the two semi-finals I lost on penalties, which always hurts, with Madrid and with Chelsea. There is another, third moment, but it's prohibited to speak about that". [referring to the tumultuous semi-final with Barcelona in 2011]
Manchester City: "Before the start of the competition they were one of the favourites to win the title. One of the teams that aren't favourites can win it, because everyone is up for it, but it's not normal for City to be out so soon, although that is part of football. They are in trouble and that must be a disappointment for them. It's possible that they beat us and win in Dortmund, but they could go out even with eight points".
Benzema: "It's good for the strikers when the team plays well. I've read comments about Karim against Athletic, but the reason was because the team played well".
Essien: "He's got a physical problem, and couldn't travel, just like Morata, Marcelo and Higuaín".
Different competitions: "La Liga is la Liga. Every championship has its idiosyncrasies. In England there isn't as much difference between the first two and the rest. There are four or five teams in with a chance. Their League is more competitive. I've been in England, Italy and Spain and I've grown as a professional. Every country is different".