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Published on Sep 16, 2012
 

Mourinho attacks Real players again after Sevilla defeat

 
 

MADRID (REUTERS) - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho again criticised the attitude of a large part of his squad after the champions fell 1-0 at Sevilla, to slip eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona on Saturday.

Real conceded after only two minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan when Piotr Trochowski volleyed in unmarked at a corner, and they were outfought in a bruising encounter that left them with four points from their first four games.

"I am only worried about my team," Mourinho told a news conference when asked about the points gap on their arch-rivals Barca, who won 4-1 at Getafe earlier in the day to maintain their 100 per cent record. "I am worried that since the season started officially we have only really played well in the Spanish Super Cup. Nowhere else. More than the points I am worried that in this moment I don't have a team.

"Congratulations to Sevilla, they deserved to win without any doubt. We got the prize we deserved considering how badly we played." Madrid opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia, were shock 2-1 losers at Getafe and after beating Barca to lift the Spanish Super Cup, strolled to a 3-0 win at home to Granada.