Mourinho: Matic Not Fully Available For Super Cup Clash

Gladys Abbott
August 12, 2017

Madrid take on United in the UEFA Super Cup in Macedonia on Tuesday and Mourinho believes that if Bale doesn't start then he'd be interested in signing him as it's a sure sign he's not in Zidane's plans for the upcoming season.

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor also criticised sections of the club's fans who booed him last season. I keep saying that.

Sergio Ramos has suggested Zinedine Zidane's knowledge of the Real Madrid dressing room has helped him to greater success than Jose Mourinho enjoyed at the Santiago Bernabeu. "And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years".

He also complained Casemiro's opener was offside.

"We did well. We lost 2-1 which shows the result was (tight) and one of the goals was offside, so with a good video replay system, it would be 1-1 and extra-time", Mourinho said.

"Before, the giants were the powerful clubs economically", he said. If he is playing tomorrow, it is because he is in the coach's plans and in the club's plans and because he also has that ambition to continue in Real Madrid. Momentum is now with Zidane and Valverde will be looking to inject some wind into Barca's sails after a disappointing end to last season and a hard summer in the transfer market. They're a powerful side with big aspirations.

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"What I want to talk to you about now is tomorrow's match because tomorrow we have a really important match. But our ambition is to keep getting better".

Luka Modric is to miss Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup first leg away to Barcelona due to a suspension that he picked up three years ago - one which, under current rules, he would already have served.

"For the kid, it is something he will never forget", said the Portuguese.

Mourinho claims the silverware will mean more to the supporter than him, because medals "don't mean much" to him - even when his side win.

Here's what Mourinho had to say about the game: "I only hope tomorrow the team that wins, the doping control people allow them to celebrate and enjoy their moment".

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