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Monday October 8 2012
Mourinho: Delgado made a mistake

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho complained about referee Carlos Delgado Ferreira after the 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

The Portuguese believed the official made a major error during the game but refused to elaborate.

“Madrid is a prestigious club that does not talk about penalties that are not given. Maybe I need glasses and I’m looking for answers but I’m almost 50 and I didn’t see what you have seen,” Mourinho told a Press conference.

“Am I sad because Madrid don’t complain? It’s the club’s philosophy and I have to adapt to it, but I like the truth.

“Delgado is a good referee who at a certain time in the game made an important mistake. It can happen to anybody.”

He then went on to explain the reason he had substituted Mesut Ozil, who had a particularly impressive game.

“Today he was quality and I took him off because he was exhausted. Perhaps it was because he is not used to working like he did today against teams like Deportivo de La Coruna and Rayo Vallecano.

“When he has adapted physically then he will not be tired.”

Asked about the race for the Ballon d’Or between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, along with the debate over who is the world’s greatest player, Mourinho said all talk of it should be banned.

“I don’t worry about the Ballon d’Or and it should be forbidden to talk about who is the best in the world. They are two players from another planet.

“I’d like it if the award was for me, who is a champion in the best League in the world.”

Football Italia website