Mourinho accuses Spanish football league of prejudicing Real Madrid

10:35, March 13, 2011      

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho renewed his criticism of the Spanish football calendar on Friday, once again accusing the football league of trying to help his side 's rivals FC Barcelona.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of Saturday's league game at home to Hercules, Mourinho complained that Real Madrid has to face local rivals Atletico Madrid next Saturday, when they have a Champions League clash at home to Olympique Lyon on coming Tuesday.

"We are in a situation now where if we drop another point we will have lost the championship, all be it not mathematically. I am not stupid. There is a team that last Tuesday played a Champions League game and now doesn't play until the following Sunday (Barcelona) and another that is forced to play on Wednesday next week and then on the following Saturday.

"We don't all have the same chances to compete. We are not playing under the same rules, the competition is not open and I am not going to say anything else. Maybe we'll all just stay at home against Atletico," moaned Mourinho.

The Madrid coach was also asked about his relationship with the press, which has been strained on occasions and which has seen him insult journalists at recent conferences.

"I am not going to give my opinion because I have to carry on here at Madrid. When I finish my time at a club I only speak about the good things, for example nobody hears me speak badly about Chelsea or Inter Milan or the English or Italian press and the same will happen at Real Madrid. Also general comments can be unfair to a lot of people," said Mourinho.

Finally he spoke about Saturday's rivals, who have dropped into the relegation zone, but who did defeat Barcelona earlier this season.

"They will give everything, when we beat them away from home it was right at the end of the game. It won't be an easy game for us, Hercules have players with a lot of personality," he concluded.

Source: Xinhua
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