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FC Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid Copa del Rey 2012: Post-Clasico Reactions

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Real Madrid players expressed their anger over the situation and the referee at the end of the game, but they were also proud of how the team performed.

Jose Mourinho did not want to openly criticize the referee and said Real Madrid deserved a lot more than a 2-2 draw in El Clasico.

We missed four or five goal-scoring chances. My men gave a very good performance. I congratulate Barcelona for their game at the Bernabeu. Maybe Guardiola congratulate us after the Copa del Rey because it was a clean game without any havoc. They deserved to win last week.

--Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid's coach.

Real Madrid's captain Iker Casillas told the referee to go party with Barcelona players in the locker room. He even confirmed that to Spanish radio Cadena Cope. Himself and Álvaro Arbeloa were the ones that put a lot of blame on Teixeira Vitienes for this Clasico outcome.

We deserved a lot more. We gave our hundred percent and we're proud. We missed our first chance and they were lucky to score two goals in five minutes. Some refereeing decisions were against us and it's true that we've said in the locker room that it was impossible to win here, because there are always some big details that make it so.

--Iker Casillas, Real Madrid's captain and goalkeeper.

Then it was Arbeloa's turn to speak to the media. The Spanish defender usually defends his team, showing that he could be one of the team's captains.

We got rid of our fear to lose against Barcelona. We would like the referees to be fairer, because he hurt us in small details today. Some yellow cards and fouls hurt us, and you cannot end the game when a foul has been made in the midfield.

--Álvaro Arbeloa, Real Madrid's defender.

Pepe had to suffer a harsh atmosphere in the Camp Nou but still completed a very good game as a center back.

We had a great sense of sacrifice and we feel proud because we proved we are united and played better than Barcelona. I defend my team and we'll make Madridistas proud. The fans must feel proud of the players. We'll fight to earn that.

--Pepe, Real Madrid's defender.

Esteban Granero was the last player to speak. He also felt very proud of the team's performance.

We've deserved to advance to the next round and the other team knows it. It seems as we are just a physical team that doesn't know how to play football, but we definitely play football and we don't give any life or football lessons to anybody.

--Esteban Granero, Real Madrid's midfielder.

All these reactions ended when Sergio Ramos tweeted on his official account. These are the messages he posted.

Super proud of my team. There are things which you cannot fight against. Today the football was played by Real Madrid. Very superior.

Thank you all madridistas for your support and know that this team never gives up. We know this is the right way.

@SergioRamos , Real Madrid's defender.

Zaragoza will visit Madrid this Saturday. The team will need this positive attitude as they try to keep that five-point margin with Barcelona.

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