Mourinho: Madrid Inappropriate Balance

MADRID - Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, expressed disappointment over the results obtained by the Los Blancos 1-1 at home to Valencia in La Liga inaugural match early this morning.

Madrid went ahead through Gonzalo Higuain in the 10th minute, but three minutes before half-time, Jonas is able to equalize. Los Che also have to thank for a series of brilliant rescue goalkeeper, Diego Alves, who eventually forced the Madrid only got one point.

Last season, also in Santigao Bernabeu, Madrid also have played a goalless draw when dealing with Valencia. Mourinho assess the appearance of Valencia goalkeeper, who last season Vincente Guaita strengthened and guarded by Diego Alves this season, always showed brilliant performance at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I expected more from my team this season. Last season, (Vicente) Guaita force a draw and we won this year's Diego Alves did the same," said Mourinho, as reported, Goal, Monday (08/20/2012).

"We did not have a great game on the game, but we are more than enough to win," added the former Chelsea coach.

"(Diego) Alves is the best, he makes some very good rescue. If we play better, we will create more opportunities," he said.

Portuguese coach also pleaded not satisfied with a draw in the opening match, let alone according to Mourinho, Los Che did not create dangerous chances throughout the match.

Mourinho is also concerned about the injury suffered by Pepe, but the concern was not due solely Madrid will face Barcelona later Thursday in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, but due to Pepe's a good player.

"We always want to win. We are not satisfied with a draw. We can not lose this match, because the opponent did not create chances," he explained.

"I'm worried about Pepe, not because there is Super Cup match. It's just like a regular game. I just want good players in my squad," due diligence.