A serious and ambiguous José Mourinho said tonight that his team are in this situation "because of what happened in the first six or seven games", adding that "I don't want to talk about that because it's not worth it."
Madrid's match: "I don't talk about the absences although we've had players injured for one or two months. I'm not going to make excuses about the suspensions, either. I liked the team's attitude and there were people who had a great game. I don't usually name names, but Albiol and Fabio Coentrao deserve a mention because they hadn't played a lot due to their injuries. They returned for a demanding match and they had a really good game."
Blunt attack: "It's not easy to make chances here because of how the other team plays, but we had chances to score. Not too many, but some."
The gap with respect to Barça: "I don't want to explain anything, but this started in the first games of the season. Things happened then that I don't want to talk about because it's not worth it. Later on, when some aren't under pressure and others see that they're not going to get there... it's a question of motivation."
Casillas: "I liked Iker against Celta. He did what a goalkeeper has to do - give points to his team. He acted like the keeper of a great team, helping them to go through. Today he didn't even touch the ball. In these two matches the team has been good defensively and he has too. It's early to say if he'll play against Valencia on Tuesday."