Jose Mourinho Hoped Real Madrid Would Play Barcelona In Copa Del Rey Final

Posted by admin on Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says it was fate that brought the Blancos and Barcelona to meet in the Copa del Rey final.
Real Madrid coacch Jose Mourinho says that despite playing nine matches throughout January, he is delighted the side has progressed to the final of the Copa del Rey after defeating Sevilla 2-0 in the semi-final second leg.

The 'Special One' also questions the April 20 final date as being odd, and was pleased his team did not lose control of the semi-final.

"It is great to see two rivals meet in the final," Mourinho explained to Marcapost-mach. " We had our difficulties, and this has hurt us throughout January.

"We paid the price, but have receovered enough to progress to the final. It has all been worth it because we are now in the Copa final.

"April 20 is a little strange for the final. We will now focus on the Copa later in the season. IT was important for us not to lose control of this evening's match, and the goals gave us peace of mind.

"We have had a good competition, which tested us with a Madrid derby," he added.