Mourinho does damage control

2010-11-30 12:25

Barcelona – Jose Mourinho immediately began looking to calm Real Madrid nerves after a 5-0 thrashing by Barcelona, labelling his worst defeat “a loss, not a humiliation”.

Barcelona dominated the match at the Camp Nou stadium for its biggest win since the 1993/94 season and the Portuguese coach’s most lopsided loss in a career that includes two Champions League triumphs.

Mourinho left disappointed after Barcelona’s “fantastic” performance, but called on his team to show “character” after slipping two points behind Barcelona in the league table.

Mourinho is expected to end a two-season trophy drought at Madrid, but first, he knows he has “to worry about my team, which until now had been playing well, but today played very poorly”.

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