Perez: One should not yield..

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has contradicted Coach Jose Mourinho’s stance on the issue of the title race.

Mourinho described winning the League as ‘practically impossible’ last night after Madrid’s 2-2 draw at home to Espanyol , which was followed by Barcelona’s crushing 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid, giving the Catalans a 13 point advantage.

“One should not yield, either in sport or in life,” commented Perez at the presentation of a campaign to supply children with toys.

“The strength of Real Madrid should be channelled not only in sports,” he continued, referring to the campaign. “Our passion for the sport places Real Madrid in a position to help create a more caring world. Madrid is always loyal in its commitment to the less fortunate.”

The difference of opinion between President and Coach will inevitably be seized upon given the recent reported tension between the two and the speculation that Mourinho will depart next summer.

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