Real Madrid fans took yet another low blow after the game concluded when Mourinho hinted to a potential move out of the club after the season ends. The Portuguese coach not only summarized his three years at Real Madrid in press conference, he also said the following:
I don't know whether I'll stay or not, I want to be where people love me to be. I know that the people in England are fair with me and my work. They give me credit when I deserve it. In Spain the situation is very different because there are people that hate me, and some of them are in this very same press room. It's tough to make a decision because I love the club and we can do wonderful things. I want to be honest and fair, so I'll talk with my president and friend Florentino at the end of the season to see what we do.
Cristiano Ronaldo said he wasn't injured during the game, even though he struggled all night long. He wasn't comfortable, but Ronaldo didn't want to make any excuses.
No, I wasn't bothered by the injury. We've shown we are a team that could be playing the Final. We could've scored four our five goals tonight but Gonzalo, Mesut and I missed our good chances. The crowd was certainly impressive, we're sorry we couldn't deliver but we'll be here next year to try it again. I've got two years left in my contract, and I don't care about Mourinho leaving, all I care about is Real Madrid and myself.
That last sentece was certainly strange. Ronaldo wanted to show commitment to the club no matter what happened with Mourinho, but he probably could've chosen better words to talk about that particular matter.
Sergio Ramos' performance was one to remember. He acted as a captain on and off the pitch for the first time in his career. He completely dominated Robert Lewandowski, scored Real Madrid's second goal and was visibly affected at the end of the match.
You can loose, this is football, but if you have to loose I want it to be this way, showing this version of Real Madrid. We lost the tie but we leave with the full support of our crowd. It hurts very deep in your soul, tears of helplessness start falling.
Xabi Alonso left a clear message when speaking to the press:
We're happy with Mourinho.
it's always hard to lose the tie this way, and it's even harder when Mourinho hints at a potential rebuilding process with another coach. But the players know there is a Copa del Rey Final against Atlético to be won and close the Mourinho era raising another title.