Jose Mourinho has insisted he wants to witness an all England Quarter final lineup in the Champions League.
The former Manchester United manager predicted this before the draw was made. However, his prediction didn’t match fully as Manchester United will face Barcelona while Tottenham Hotspur have been pitted against Manchester City.
Liverpool have been handed a comparatively easy draw as the Reds are due to face Mourinho’s former club Porto in the quarters. United’s group stage opponent Juventus have been drawn with Ajax.
The Portuguese won two Champions League titles with Porto and Inter but failed to replicate that success during his stay in England.
Mourinho said, “I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference.
“But I would do two matches between English teams, which would mean two teams would be in the semi-finals.
“I think if the draw gives something like Manchester City versus Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think would be absolutely fantastic matches.”
“My second choice would be not by tactical or emotional reasons but by what I think would be fantastic extra motivation I would do Ajax versus Porto, as that would mean one of them to reach the semi-finals
“They are doing so, so well during the competition that I think it would be amazing for one of them.
“It would be amazing for Portugal as a country, Netherlands as a country, to have a team in the semi-final.”