Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mourinho: Defeat the champion without Barca, No Problem!

MADRID - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said there was no problem if Los Blancos won the league without being able to beat their eternal rivals, Barcelona during the season.
Madrid's 1-2 defeat of Barcelona in the first leg quarter-final Copa del Rey, further adds to the Spanish capital club's poor record when it met the Blaugrana. Barcelona victory on Thursday (1/19/2012) early morning local time, a is the 10th of the 13 last meeting two Spanish giants.
When asked if Madrid will maintain their difference of five points over Barcelona until El Clasico next, and Madrid again defeated, but still able to lead the standings until the end of the season did not reduce the feeling of Madrid as champions, Mourinho replied: "I would feel great if it happens . "
Former Chelsea coach also admitted full responsibility for the defeat of his team for Barca, but when asked about the performance of Ricardo Carvalho and Hamit Altintop, after months of absence due to injury, Mourinho assess both look good.
"They (Carvalho and Altintop) played very well," he said. "Players who usually play very well can not do like that too," continued the coach who dubbed himself as The Special One is.
"Altintop do its job with his personality and Carvalho also. I must give them credit because they played a tough game without any fear," he said.
"The easiest thing for Carvalho has been done, after initially he was not able to play in this big game because it had just recovered," he said.
Looking forward to second leg match will be held at the headquarters of the Blaugrana, the stadium Nou Camp, Mourinho menyatakankan very important for the Madrid attack from the start.
"We have to score the first goal first to unsettle them," he said. "But Barcelona is a great team and my team should not make mistakes on defense," he concluded.


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