Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid deserved to lose to Barcelona

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Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid deserved to lose to Barcelona

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho says his side deserved to lose in the El Clasico encounter with Barcelona on Monday 29 November.

Mourinho's men were thumped 5-0 at the Nou Camp in the first metting between the sides in La Liga this season. 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Xavi Hernandez opened the scoring after just 10 minutes when he latched onto a mistake by Madrid full-back Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior and fired past Iker Casillas.

Pedro Rodriguez then pounced on a cross by fellow Spain international David Villa to double the advantage in the 18th minute. Villa himself  got on the scoresheet when FIFA World Player of The Year Lionel Messi played a slide-rule pass which cut apart the Madrid defence in the 55th minute, and the duo repeated the feat just two minutes later.

Jeffren Suarez then completed the rout in injury-time, when he slid in to score from fellow substitute Bojan Krkic's low cross.

After such a comprehensive defeat ― his heaviest ever as a coach of any team ― Mourinho was quick to acknowledge that his side were second best to a Barcelona side who leapfrogged Madrid in the La Liga standings with their victory, but claimed that he was not humiliated by the defeat.

He told reporters: "One team played very good, one team very bad. One deserved to win and one deserved to lose. Last week, we had a point lead, and now we have two points less. I've always said that (Barcelona) is a finished product and Madrid are a long way.

"I came here last year with Inter (Milan) and we had a loss, and then we ended up making the final of the Champions League. Humiliated? No. It's easy to deal with this loss, we just weren't good enough." 

 

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