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Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2012 Copa Del Rey, In Mourinho's Words: "We Have a Chance to Get to the Semis"

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Jose Mourinho spoke to the media after all the controversy that was around the team this last few days and before tomorrow's Clasico. He has preferred to stay calmed and not give a lot of headlines, and almost every journalist asked him about his future and his relationship with the players.

We have a chance to make it to the semifinals and we'll try to get there. We're know our opponent and the result we earned in the first leg. It will be difficult, but we'll try to reach the next round.

The Spanish media and last defeat against Barcelona created a bad feeling around Santiago Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho's chant by the Ultras Sur was booed for the first time since he joined Real Madrid. The Portuguese coach said after the game that it was the first time that happened to him.

The journalists in Valdebebas' press room asked him continuously about Real Madrid's problems and his feelings about the team, his future and the players.

We are ahead of one of the best teams in the world by a five-point margin in la Liga. The team is a top seed in the Champions League after years without being one of them. And we broke that curse of the team getting out of Copa del Rey by teams in lesser divisions and won the title last season. We're leaders and I don't think we have those many problems you are saying we have.

Pepe remains doubtful as he is still recovering from the injury he suffered during the game against Barcelona. His left thigh is still bothering him and he might sit out for the game. Nonetheless, he practiced today with the whole squad.

Pepe will play if he is fit. Granero and Lass have problems and are doubtful as well. We will practice tomorrow morning and then decide which players are ready to play.

Di María is also doubtful as well, and Mourinho refused to give any details about the lineup he will play in the Camp Nou.

I'm not going to announce it. I'm the coach and I make the decisions. I have doubts with many players so I still don't know which system we are going to play. I also had many doubts before the first leg because of the absences and it will be the same tomorrow.

When asked about his situation in Real Madrid, Mourinho gave a very short answer. He was clearly angry with the Spanish journalists because almost everyone of them is trying to bother the team by demolishing his lineups and criticizing very harshly everyone of his decisions.

I am in a very good moment right now

His next press conference will happen after tomorrow's Clasico. Head over to Managing Madrid to find out what Real Madrid's coach had to say about the game.

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