Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits German football is riding high ahead of today's Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu against Borussia Dortmund . Madrid go into the semi-final second leg needing to overturn a 4-1 deficit after being outclassed in Germany in the first game. "It's not a surprise for me that Dortmund are where they are, I thought they were one of the favorites at the start of the tournament," the Portuguese said. "There is a great structure there, a great tranquility around the team and the coach. "Both German teams (Dortmund and fellow semi-finalists Bayern Munich, who beat Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg) are very good, without a doubt, as are the national team. There is a generation of players in Germany of great quality and they will be candidates to win the next World Cup." The coach was scathing about his own team's performance in Dortmund, saying they played the game "like a friendly". He also accused them of being too soft in their...
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