Mourinho: Murcia game the biggest of Real’s season

Jose Mourinho will give Karim Benzema a chance to impress against Murcia

Jose Mourinho will give Karim Benzema a chance to impress against Murcia

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has described his side’s Copa del Rey clash against Murcia as “the most important game in the season so far” because of the risk of Los Blancos‘ exiting the competition, which they have not won since 1993.

Mourinho has guided Real through a period of 15 matches without defeat this season and is determined to preserve that unbeaten record against Murcia.

But the former Inter Milan manager is fully aware of the dangers presented by cup matches, having seen Manuel Pellegrini’s Real fall to an embarrassing exit to Segunda Division B minnows Alcocorn last season.

“Our match against Murcia is the most important game in the season so far because it is the only one that could make us lose a championship,” Mourinho told the press at the Bernabeu ahead of the match.

“Losing one game in the Champions League is alright because there are five more to play. Losing one in La Liga is also okay because 37 remain. This match is even more decisive given the bad result we earned in the first leg. Read more of this post

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