Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confessed to confidants he was unhappy with Jose Mourinho's tactics for their defeat to Barcelona on Saturday.

El Mundo Deportivo says Perez was left exasperated by how Real's players froze on the night, particularly after being gifted their early opener.

The Real supremo also was unhappy with Mourinho's choice to play Fabio Coentrao at right-back and admitted concern that his coach was trying to send him a message about buying a new fullback for January. Florentino felt Mourinho gaffed by ignoring Lassana Diarra's capabilities for the role.

Despite the improvements over the last 18 months, Florentino is worried that Barcelona continue to appear head-and-shoulders superior everytime they meet eachother.