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Barcelona players admit Mourinho outbursts serving as extra motivation

Barcelona players admit the constant outbursts from Jose Mourinho have only increased their motivation levels.

The Real coach this weekend accused rival teams of lying down when they face Barca.

The claims only served to motivate Barca's locker room, with several players after victory over Athletic Bilbao telling reporters: "Mourinho forces us to raise our game every day."

For his part, Barca coach Pep Guardiola is happy for Mourinho to speak out and so far has refused to bite back at the Special Juan.

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