Mourinho won't take Real Madrid lead for granted

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists he's not taking their lead at the top of the table for granted.

Barcelona cut the gap to seven points with victory over Sporting Gijon yesterday.

Mourinho remarked: "Benfica dropped eight points in only fifteen days in the Portuguese league. It's happened before and it will happen again. Only maths are definitive in football and I know that sounds repetitive, but only maths determine the final places on the table. We will continue working to try to win our games and stay at the top till the end.

"The most important thing to us right now is our match against Espanyol at the Bernabeu. They are a very good side and they have a great coach. They will not be afraid to try to win at the Bernabeu. Depending on what the runners-up do, we will either keep or increase our lead by winning and we'll have one game less to play. That's all we should think about."

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