Journalist Sara Carbonero said on Mexican television that "the atmosphere in the [Real Madrid] dressing room is not good". Carbonero, who is Iker Casillas' girlfriend, made the statements on the program "La Jugada", a show on Channel Televisa Deportes, where she appears weekly.
Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez denied reports of a divide in the dressing room last week, but Carbonero appeared to contradict him by saying: "The atmosphere in the dressing room isn't good. It's an open secret that that the players don't get on with the coach. Right now the dressing room is divided and we'll have to wait until the end of the season to see if Mourinho leaves, because right now he's got a lot on his hands at the club".