26 August 2012
Jose Mourinho appeared in the press room at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez at the end of the match against Getafe. The Whites’ coach analysed the gameand stated that the home side’s victory was fair: “We dominated and won thefirst half, but we didn’t play well. They equalised and beat us in the second half, but the first half was not much different to the second. Getafe deserved to win and I congratulate them”.
The Madrid coach did not want to give excuses for this team’s defeat: “Getafe deserved to win. The players say there was a handball by Colunga, but I don’t care. They didn’t play fantastically, but they deserved to win and I congratulate them. We played badly and our performance was unacceptable. I’m not frustrated, because the final result, in terms of the match, isn’t a surprise”.
When asked about the five-point disadvantage with regard to the top teams, Mourinho ensured that “it’s too many points with six on offer. It is a bad start without doubt. The match against Valencia was different to this because we drew but deserved to win. Not this match. We deserved to lose in a match like today”.
Mourinho played down the importance of Real Madrid not having won in any of its three official matches: “I don’t think it’s ever happened to me. But each season new things happen: I’d never won 100 points, or scored 120 goals. My career is getting longer and this is Real Madrid and it’s not normal that from six points available you only win one. The Supercup is different because it’s a knock-out competition. Today has been a horrible match”.
With regard to the team’s possible errors, the Portuguese coach would rather work on them behind closed doors, in the changing rooms: “It’s complicated to analyse it in such a way with journalists and there are thingsthat can’t be discussed in front of the press. The players don’t know what I think and there are things I have to talk about with them. They are tired, in my opinion, after the match. I don’t like to talk after matches”.
Mourinho did not want to blame the defeat on physical or footballing reasons:"It was not one or the other. It’shard for me to talk about this with you and that my players see my reaction onthe internet or in the press when I haven’t talked to them yet. I heard what they said about the second goal, the handball by Colunga, I don’t know if it isor not. I heard the referee accuse Fabio of saying a word they say he didn’tsay. I only want them to know that the defeat was deserved. Getafe played ok,but it was more our defeat. They were ok but we were bad”.
Finally, Mourinho spoke about dead balls and how his players prepare for them: “Deadballs have many aspects. Organisation and individual error. In recent matches we have worked more than ever on defensive organisation for dead balls and we can’t work on it any more. In terms of organisation we can’t improve because we analyse videos, photoshop and we train on the pitch. But you also have individual error and one player doesn’t complete his mission. I realise that this goal and that conceded against Valencia are ridiculous goals”.