Spanish giants all set for yet another Clasico meeting.
Previous encounters between arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid will have “no relation at all” to what happens in Tuesday night’s El Clasico, according to Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho.
The Spanish giants clash in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou after the first leg was drawn 1-1 in the Spanish capital.
“I prefer to remember the lessons we have received from Barcelona in the past: lessons of sportsmanship, of how to behave in football, how not to talk about referees, how not to make pressure on referees, how not to surround referees during a game, how not to try to get cards for their rivals … And because they obviously play football very well, because they do play very well, I prefer to remember all those,” said Mourinho in his pre-match press conference.
“These kind of matches we like playing, we enjoy playing, these matches all of us want to play. Me just like the players. I prefer to play matches of this dimension, with this difficulty, than playing easier matches.
“We are here to play, we want to play and we are looking forward to playing tomorrow’s game and the game next Saturday and the game against Manchester (United).”