Assistant Coach Aitor Karanka Denies Disharmony At Real Madrid

Posted by admin on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has refuted claims of disharmony throughout the club.
Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has once again denied claims of a strained relationship between Jose Mourinho and general director Jorge Valdano, and added that everyone is working to help the club succeed.

Karanka conducted today’s press conference ahead of tomorrow evening’s Copa del Rey match with Sevilla, with Mourinho refusing to field questions from the media on his dealings with the Argentine.

The Portuguese’s deputy remarked, “We intend to create relationships that are best for the club. The sporting theme is good, and everyone is working in the same direction.

“Nobody likes to say too much to defend their club in case they are reprimanded or disciplined. So it was decided I would do this press conference. The squad is united, we all know who is boss, and we are with him to the death.

“The only obsession is winning titles. I am with him [Mourinho] every day, and he is more than comfortable at the club.”

Karanka also referred to the role of Benzema, who netted the winner in the weekend victory over Mallorca, saying: “He is still important to us. He is playing under pressure and Karim is bringing Madrid more.”