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Mourinho laments ´horror season´

18 May 2013 02:31

Jose Mourinho has described the 2012-13 campaign as the 'worst season of his career' following Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat in the Copa del Rey final.

Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda's extra-time header compounded Madrid to defeat on home turf on Friday, and signalled the Mourinho's first campaign without a major trophy in over a decade - barring a Supercopa success over Barcelona back in August.

And speaking after the game, the 50-year-old admitted the season was a blot on his CV when placed in the context of his own high standards.

"This was the worst season of my career. For many coaches it would be a good season, but for me it is the worst," Mourinho said.

"I always showed up in the press room every time we drew or we lost. This year's campaign was a failure but my first two seasons were successful.

"We made the semi-final of the Champions League, the final of the Copa del Rey, and finished in second place in La Liga.

"But for me it's the worst season I've had as a coach. I have never gone without winning a major trophy, because the Super Cup is not very important. So you can say that this season has been a failure for me and that is disappointing."

Mourinho's future has been shrouded in speculation for some weeks now as rumours of a return to the Premier League with Chelsea gather pace, but he insisted he has yet to discuss his future with president Florentino Perez.

"I have a contract that is valid for three more years. I still haven't talked to the president about my future."

Mourinho, who was sent to the stands midway through the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu, then claimed in his post-match assessment that Atletico were 'lucky' to lift the trophy after his side hit the woodwork three times and were foiled by a number of stunning saves from Thibaut Courtois.

"I don't think Atletico deserve to be champions but they won the title. We had two clear chances on goal, we hit the post three times. This is why I think it is unfair," he said.

"Atletico's keeper was fantastic but he was also lucky tonight."

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Info

Competition
Copa del Rey
Date
17 May 2013
Kick-off
21:30
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Extra-time
1 - 2
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
80000

Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo 14'
(assist by M. Özil) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
35' Diego Costa
 (assist by R. Falcao)
1 - 2
98' Miranda
 (assist by Koke)

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Tuesday 29 July

Monday 28 July

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02:15
02:07
00:30
00:20

Sunday 27 July

23:32
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21:34
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19:47
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18:11
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14:46
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10:47
10:34
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09:43
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06:31
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05:03
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04:07
03:05
02:30
02:29
01:10
00:16
00:10

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