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In Mourinho's Words: Pre-Game At Mallorca Press Conference

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31:  Real Madrid's new coach Jose Mouirinho smiles during a press conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 31, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31: Real Madrid's new coach Jose Mouirinho smiles during a press conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 31, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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José Mourinho answered the media's question in the press conference before the game in Mallorca. Real Madrid plays tomorrow (20:00 local time) in what will be an important game for los blancos to keep the five-point lead against Barcelona, while they try to keep the team healthy for Wednesday's Copa del Rey game against Guardiola's team.

The first question was about Kaka's situation with the club and the market, and Mourinho didn't give any news:

We are going to be with the same players from the beginning of the season until the end. The market is legally open but we are not going to buy, sell or loan any player.

Di María will not be on the list for tomorrow's game as the Argentinian player has not recovered from his injury yet. However, Mourinho left a door open about his presence in Wednesday's Clasico.

Di María is not on the list because he can't be, not because we are prioritizing Wednesday's game. There are still chances of him being able to play Wednesday, but his presence tomorrow is impossible.

After Real won la Copa del Rey last season, Mourinho has stated many times this year that the team is more focused on la Liga.

We are not hiding that La Liga is a priority for us. The game against Mallorca is very important. We need to win the maximum number of points we can so our most direct rival can't get any closer. We are only thinking about tomorrow's game.

Khedira's injury is going to sideline him for about a month, but Mourinho thinks this is a chance for other players to prove they can play for Real Madrid.

It's worthless to cry. Khedira is an important player we will surely miss, but this is football. Last season we lost Higuaín for 5 or 6 months and that's what the roster and the players are for, they need to go out and show they are capable of playing for this team.

One of these players might be Nuri Sahin. Mourinho said a couple of months ago that the Turkish player was in a pre-season stage. Asked about Sahin's situation, Mourinho was not clear.

His pre-season is over, but in a regular pre-season you play many games, sometimes even three or four in a week. He hasn't had many minutes but his chance will arrive.

Cristiano Ronaldo is missing a lot of free-kicks during this season. In what was probably the best question of the press conference, an Onda Madrid's journalist asked Mourinho if he was considering other option for the free-kicks. Mourinho stated very clearly that Cristiano Ronaldo is his first choice for these kinds of plays.

You have stats about other important players in big clubs that are not making in five years the goals Cristiano is scoring in one? I see you have Cristiano's free-kicks stats very well learned, but how about these other players? You are talking about the Golden Boot's winner, did you know that? He is the Golden Boot, my god, what are you talking about? The only player in the world that has scored as many goals as him during a Championship plays in Estonia.

Carvalho has not played a single game for Real Madrid during this season, and it doesn't look as if Mourinho is anxious about him coming back:

Carvalho is not hurt. But when you recover, you need more than three practices to be fit. When he is ready, he will be an option.

In Mourinho's Words will be back for tomorrow's post-game comments.

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