Real Madrid coach Mourinho explains pre-derby pitch appearance

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has explained his pre-match appearance on the Bernabeu pitch before victory over Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has explained his pre-match appearance on the Bernabeu pitch before victory over Atletico Madrid.

Mourinho admits he didn't expect the positive response from fans that he received.

"I do not notice anything because I was watching Casillas and the other goalkeepers warming up with Silvino. I went out early because I was expecting lots of whistles and some sort of animosity towards me and I preferred that it happened before the match and was addressed personally towards me so that during the match they would support the team and have positive feelings and help their players and their team."

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