Mourinho done with transfer market
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out making any further moves in the transfer market this summer as the club prepares to take on rivals Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa this weekend.
Mourinho has brought in Hamit Altintop, Jose Maria Callejon, Fabio Coentrao, Nuri Sahin and Raphael Varane recently, and the Portuguese tactician believes the squad is now sufficiently strong to win silverware this season.
"I don't want anyone from the fundamental group to go and I don't want a new player to come. We have faith in each other. The squad is short, but we have some players from the Castilla who are more mature than before. I hope to reach the end of the season with this group.
"We've had 26 training sessions and seven friendlies," said Mourinho. "The 26 training sessions and the seven friendly matches were for one hour and a half each. We've planned for the season in the best way possible. We haven't just prepared for the Supercopa but also for the whole season."
The former Chelsea and FC Porto boss says Sunday's clash against their Catalan rivals will be another tense affair, typical of the recent clashes between the two powerhouse clubs.
"The Clasicos of April and May were balanced and very tight, two draws, a win for them and another for us. I do not expect this [match] to be different."
Meanwhile, the 48-year-old is pleased to have had his touchline ban in the Champions League reduced to two games instead of the original three. When asked if the punishment would change his outspoken ways, Mourinho left no doubt, saying: "Am I going to be quieter this season? Nobody shuts me up."