Mourinho hits out at lacklustre Real

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Posted Sunday, September 16, 2012 by The Sun

Mourinho hits out at lacklustre Real

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho congratulated Sevilla for their victory, and admitted that his side did not deserve to win. lackluster

Shackling the star-studded Real Madrid attack easily, Sevilla went ahead thanks to an early goal from Piotr Trochowski. The defending champions were lucky to escape the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with 11 men still on the pitch, as Gonzalo Higuain could have easily been sent off after kicking out at Fernando Navarro while Angel Di Maria could have earned a second yellow for reacting to Ivan Rakitic's challenge.

The Los Blancos manager admitted to the club's official website that his team were out-matched by Sevilla.

"From the first to the last minute we were poor. We were bad in the first half and we were bad in the second half too," Mourinho stated.

"They really deserved the win and we deserved the loss more. Congratulations to them and we got what we deserved for how badly we played."

Trochowski's strike came from a Sevilla corner, prompting Mourinho to criticize his team's lack of effort in defence.

"In the first minute a goal from a corner. This shows me the image of my team, lacking concentration, without being mentally prepared to suffer and, compared with Sevilla, is very easy to understand," he said.

"The opposition went for every ball with the perfect amount of aggression as when they had the ball they wanted to play and think fast."

With his team failing to register an equalizer in the first half, the Real manager took off Di Maria and Mesut Ozil at half time, sending on Karim Benzema and Luka Modric. However, Mourinho revealed that he was so frustrated with the team's performance in the first period, he wished to make seven substuitions at the break.

"I made two changes, but I could have made seven," Mourinho shared.

"Di María and Özil were not worse than others. The image of the team was bad from the first minute."

Los Blancos went into the game on the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's declaration of sadness, but the Portuguese boss was only willing to blame himself for the lack of focus displayed by his players.

"It is about a state of mind and of two or three who aren't thinking like the rest. They are the minds of players which are not committed and for whom football is not a priority in their lives," Mourinho said.

"There aren't many involved and it's complicated, but I'm coach and if there are those less committed then it is my fault."

Real Madrid welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to the Santiago Bernabeu for their opening Champions League fixture this Tuesday.



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