Manchester United take on Southampton on Sunday in the League Cup final. This will be the 13th cup final of Jose Mourinho’s career and he’s said he doesn’t feel nerves, just excitement.
I just want to play, I can’t wait. I’m not nervous. I’ve had many years in football, many finals – I want to play. I want to win, I want to play, I want a challenge. I like finals and big games. I want to feel responsibility, big responsibility – that’s all.
I’ll go for dinner with all my assistants. We’re in a positive way, we’re together and we start now being together and focused on the game. It’s not one more game, it’s always a special match. Everything is normal – we train, we travel, we are ready.
While obviously fully focussed on the Southampton game, Mourinho still has his eye on finishing in the top four.
I think we have to find strength and motivation, even when the results are not good. We play against Bournemouth [after Wembley] and it doesn’t matter what happens in the final, we have to go to Old Trafford. If you want to finish in the top four or have a chance of that, we must beat Bournemouth. We must finish the final and then play Bournemouth. If you win, happiness always helps you for the next match.