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Mourinho: The team is more important

24 April 2012 20:11

Jose Mourinho says his Real Madrid players must be willing to risk suspension for the Champions League final if they are to beat Bayern Munich.

Both Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso go into the game at the Santiago Bernabeu one booking away from a mandatory one-match suspension.

But with Real trailing 2-1 after last week's encounter in Germany, Mourinho is of the opinion that neither man should allow personal concerns to affect their performance in the Spanish capital.

"Every player has to know that Real Madrid reaching the final is more important than them being there," Mourinho told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday.

"Players can't be selfish. I would take a suspension now so that we make a final. A player has to be the same."

However, Mourinho said each and every member of his squad warrants the right to grace May's showpiece event at the Allianz Arena.

"We want and believe that we deserve to be in the final," he said. "Now we just have to do it.

"But Bayern are a very good team: the coach, the players. They all have the right to think they can reach the final.

"However, when I look at my players all I see is excitement. We want to win and that's the most important thing. Tomorrow, we are going to try to reach the final. These players deserve it."

Real's much-vaunted forwards were not at their best in Munich last Tuesday but Mourinho is expecting them to be firing on all cylinders in Madrid.

"Bayern know the offensive potential that Real Madrid have and that it is normal that we score at home," the two-time Champions League winner said.

"We will stick to our style of play and philosophy to the end. We know what we want to do.

"The most important thing is knowing the character of the players and what they are capable of and our players are as calm as they have to be for a match like this."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
25 April 2012
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Extra-time
2 - 1
Penalties
1 - 3
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
71654

Goals

1 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 14'
(assist by M. Özil) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
27' A. Robben (PG)
 (assist by M. Gómez)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27 5'
28 104'
10 27' 90'
31
7
30 102'
39
33
Coach: J. Heynckes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8
20
11 115'
13
15
18
21
# Player Bookings
25
11
13
22
23
26
44

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