José Mourinho appeared before the media the day prior to the clash against Rayo Vallecano, the third the team faces in only eight days. The Real Madrid coach analysed the “difficult” derby that awaits them in Vallecas: “I was very happy with the team that played Man C. and I've been happy with the training sessions up to today. I think our prospects are good for tomorrow's match. It was complicated last year but we managed to win. I don't expect an easy match and we know that Vallecas puts up a good fight. The statements from Rayo players reveal their level of motivation, but my philosophy is that you have to play your best in every game if you want to win. The atmosphere will be charged and it's going to be a tough clash between two teams from the same city”.