Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed he wanted to sign another striker before the transfer window closed.
Mourinho has signed Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Ricardo Carvalho this summer, but wanted to add another forward to his ranks.
“As coaches we’re always unsatisfied, we always want more and for that reason I’m with those who ask for new signings,” he said.
“Even if each person does it in his own way, some more introverted, others more aggressive.
“At Madrid I wanted another striker, Higuain and Benzema are not enough.
“Transfer dealings are not easy with Real, if you move a finger a storm breaks out.”
On new signings Ozil and Khedira, he SAID: “These two are good players, young, and they were in the last year of their contracts.
“We paid €25million (£20.7m) (for the pair), that’s a competitive price.”
Madrid began their campaign with a 0-0 draw with Real Mallorca at the weekend and Mourinho’s side came in for some criticism from the local press, but he is not worried about the forthcoming season.
“This is Madrid and you can’t change it. If you can’t live with this pressure it’s best not to accept (the job),” he added.
“At this stage of my career it was the best time for such an experience.
“After Chelsea and Inter Milan, after 10 years of success and big clubs, after a demanding league such as Italy, I have the right age and maturity.
“I have to be prepared tactically for the possibility that we lose the ball and we get jeered. And then find some solutions to open up closed defences.”