Jose Mourinho appeared for the media after the first match of the year. The Portuguese coach praised his team’s 4-3 win against Real Sociedad and referred to the message that he gave to his players at half-time: "In the dressing room I told the players that when you’re playing with 10 you cannot go down to nine. Everyone has to participate, defend and be compact. When your team plays with one less, the crowd are usually more on your side. When you score, the crowd know they want to win with one player less and they conveyed this feeling to the fans. The important thing is that we won and we deserved to win".