Mourinho: El Classico won't be decisive

07:57, November 23, 2010      

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said Monday that he doesn't think next Monday's meeting between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be decisive to the outcome of the Spanish BBVA Primera Liga title.

Barcelona have already opened up a seven point gap over third placed Villarreal, while Madrid have a one point lead over Barca.

The fact that Madrid have dropped four points in their first 12 games, while Barca have dropped five implies that the title in Spain is destined to be a two-horse race, with the two "Classicos" between the historic rivals perhaps the only games to separate the sides, but Mourinho believes otherwise.

"It is just another of the 38 games that there are in the league season," he said in Monday's edition of Marca.

The Madrid coach refused to be intimidated by Barcelona's recent improved form which culminated in their 8-0 win away to Almeria on Saturday night and the hostile reception he can expect in the Camp Nou stadium, where he used to be the assistant to Sir Bobby Robson and the Louis Van Gaal.

"We don't care about Barcelona, because we are the league leaders, although it could be special for them as it will be my first Barcelona - Real Madrid," he said. "I will go back to that ground after winning the Champions League with Inter Milan and I played against Barca six times when I was Chelsea coach," he said.

Source: Xinhua


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