The Chelsea manager says the top two teams in Spain only play four or five matches per season and is not sure they would win the Premier League
The Chelsea manager won one Liga title and a Copa del Rey in his three years in charge of Madrid, during which time he took the side to the Champions League semi-finals three times in a row.
Mourinho, though, insists it is too easy to win La Liga for the top two teams in Spain, adding that they might not be able to dominate the English Premier League in the way they do their own top flight.
“I was in Spain, but I didn’t enjoy it,” he told talkSPORT.
“I won a title with a record in Spain with 100 points and 121 goals, but we only played three or four matches all season.
“I lost a title with 92 points, but again we played only four or five matches in the season.
“You feel the pressure that you have to win every match because if you don’t you will not be champions. But it is a big, big gap between the giants and the others.
“In matches in other countries you can win matches when you are resting. In Spain and in Italy, I won lots of matches resting. Games in which you can think about the European game coming up and where you can rest players.
“This season I rested a few players against Bradford and I lost against Bradford. And that is English football. You are winning 2-0 and if you concede a goal you know you are going to have hell for the last few minutes.
“This is the reality of the Premier League. It’s not just about the number of matches, it’s the intensity. And it’s not just physical intensity, you feel the intensity mentally.
“The difference between the Premier League and La Liga is huge. Would Barcelona or Real Madrid win the Premier League? Maybe yes. Maybe not.”