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Real Madrid boss Mourinho has sympathy for humbled Tottenham

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho had sympathy for Tottenham after last night's 4-0 Champions League triumph.

The former Chelsea manager admits Peter Crouch's dismissal made the difference.

"I know at his level, 11 against 10, it's almost impossible,'' he said on Sky Sports Two.

''It's just a question of the team with 11 keeping concentrated and we did that in the second half, not in the first half but in the second half we did that.

''For a team with 10 men for such a long time is an impossible mission I feel sorry because with 11 against 11 the match would be much better.''

Mourinho said, though, Tottenham were still alive in the tie.

He said: ''I know English football well, I know the English mentality. In another culture, yes, but with the English concept of football it's not over.''

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