Real must recover quickly: Mourinho

Dec 13, 2011, 08:46 IST | PA Sport

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes his team can regain top spot in the Primera Division table from rivals Barcelona by Christmas.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes his team can regain top spot in the Primera Division table from rivals Barcelona by Christmas.


Jose Mourinho

Mourinho's side lost 3-1 at home to Barcelona on Saturday and also gave up top spot on head-to-head results to the Nou Camp side, who have played a game more. Mourinho said: "If we beat Sevilla we will be leaders at Christmas."

Copa del Rey up next
Meanwhile, Mourinho will likely give his fringe players a chance to impress in tonight's Copa del Rey clash against Ponferradina, who compete in Spanish Segunda B Group 2.

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