"But there's only one team that can win it and [Manchester] City brought [Pep] Guardiola to the club to win the Premier League and to win the Champions League, and he has to win something this year". The Reds will be playing tougher oppositions than Zorya Luhansk or Saint-Etienne and they need to up their game. There's a gulf between Albion and City.
Referring to the club's remaining transfer business, Mourinho said: '25% means one of four, and we got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important.
"We just made it for 60-70 percent for the chances we created and that's poor", he said. "We go to sign and other clubs are always going to ask us for more".
"I think they had a period of dominance in the middle of the first half". We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1.
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"We can but we can also play with four in the back", he said.
Chris Hughton insists Brighton can hold their own in the Premier League by targeting "middle market" signings while the big clubs flex their financial muscle. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".
In an off-season that has seen more than ￡1 billion (US$1.3 billion) invested in players, the rivals have accounted for more than a third of that spending. I know it's a big responsibility considering I have become one of the most expensive goalkeepers. Scoring goals, that's what we were expecting.
He achieved the feat at Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, with the only exceptions to the rule being his first two management roles, at Benfica and Uniao de Leiria, where he lasted less than a season in both cases. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though.
"It's not something urgent, that we are desperate to have it done or not done, I just think that he was very clear by showing what he did past year was not enough for him".