Porto coach Jose Mourinho was disappointed by Deportivo La Coruna’s negative approach in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
The game ended 0-0 and Mourinho pinned the blame for the stalemate on Deportivo’s approach.
“I think in the whole game there was about 45 minutes of football.
“If an opponent comes to play like that and a referee gives them permission for this type of football, it is difficult.
“But 0-0 is not a bad result. They will have to play in La Coruna and I feel we can still reach the final there.”
“I don’t want to just make excuses, and I also feel that some of my players felt the pressure of such an important match.
“When I arrived in the dressing room after the game the players were frustrated. I have to work on this and have already started to do it.
“We believe we can do it, and they will be without Jorge Andrade, who is a very important defender for them, in the second leg after he was sent off.”
Meanwhile, Deportivo skipper Mauro Silva admitted he was pleased with the outcome.
“A draw is a highly acceptable result. We had our moments here and I am sure we can clinch the tie back in the Riazor.
We will fight to the death to win that game. We are pleased.” Silva added:
“This game was all about making sure we left ourselves the chance to finish the job when we get back to La Coruna.
“Our fans will all be behind us there,”