Los Blancos were beaten 3-2 by Galatasaray at the Turk Telekom Arena in the second leg of their quarter-final tie but advanced 5-3 on aggregate, and the Portuguese boss said that his side are now looking towards May's final at Wembley.
"The team was ready to work hard and they want to go to Wembley and play the final," Mourinho told ITV.
"I feel the team was ready to work hard and had the motivation to reach Wembley. It was always going to be hard. I know that [Galatasary] are strong mentally, I know they play with 50,000 plus 11 players."
Madrid will become 10-time European Cup winners if they win this season's tournament.