Barcelona v Real Madrid: Mourinho Vows To Turn Tables In Nou Camp

TEAM NEWS Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola could play the same XI that won 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu last week. Goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto replaces Victor Valdes – the 36-year-old understudy has played every cup match this season. David Villa is out with a broken leg, while Mali’s Seydou Keita is away at the African Cup of Nations. Jose Mourinho has said controversial Real defender Pepe will play if fit….

January 25, 2012

“I Wont Leave Real” Says Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has not created divisions within his squad, ahead of the Blancos’ Copa Del Rey quarter-final with Barcelona on Wednesday. Punto Pelota reported on Sunday that the Portuguese trainer would vacate his post in June, and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was the mole who leaked the story which allegedly saw team-mate Sergio Ramos participate in a bust-up with the coach in training. However,…

January 24, 2012

Mourinho Not Worried By The Jeers From The Fans

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said he is not worried by the jeers from fans in the 4-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Mourinho received whistles from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd during the match as the fans presumably protested against the club’s inability to overcome Barcelona in direct confrontation. “There is no problem, it did not happen to me at Porto, Chelsea or Inter, but there is always a…

January 23, 2012

Pique: No Team Can Beat Us

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes no team can beat the Champions League holders as long as they play their own game. Barca recorded a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash, the fifth time in the past nine encounters they have defeated Real. In fact, under Jose Mourinho’s 18-month tenure, Real Madrid have…

January 20, 2012

Alves: Mourinho Envies Barcelona

Barcelona defender Dani Alves says Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is envious of the Catalan club’s achievements. The Madrid boss recently belittled Barca’s Club World Cup victory, describing the tournament as “nothing more than a few small games”, but Alves is not impressed with the Portuguese’s disparaging comments. “Mourinho is a person who plays his role, he devalues what other people win. The only thing that has value is what…

December 21, 2011

Mourinho: If We beat Sevilla We Will Be Leaders At Christmas

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes his team can regain top spot in La Liga from rivals Barcelona by Christmas. Mourinho’s side lost 3-1 at home to Barcelona on Saturday and also gave up top spot on head-to-head results to the Nou Camp side, who have played a game more. But Mourinho believes that game in hand, against Sevilla, could prove crucial. Mourinho said: “If we beat Sevilla we will…

December 12, 2011