Mourinho seeks new faces

04 August 2010 05:48
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has admitted he wants to add a defender and a striker to his squad ahead of the new La Liga campaign. The Portuguese tactician has already brought attack-minded players Pedro Leon and Angel Di Maria to the club in the summer after he made the move from Internazionale and he believes they may need a few more additions. "Apart from signing a new defender, I also want to add another forward to the team. A new attacker would be very much welcome. I'd rather have one more forward than being short of options up front," he said. "I currently have Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema for the striker position, while Cristiano Ronaldo could also play there. However, I prefer to give him a bit more freedom on the pitch. He's too talented to have him up front all the time. "Pedro Leon and Angel Di Maria are the type of players we didn't have yet in our squad. "Madrid played very much through the centre of the pitch last season because of the absence of wingers. We now have two technically gifted wingers who can only get better over the coming years. "They really add something to the team."

Source: ESA