Real Madrid Boss Jose Mourinho Not Concerned By Cards Shown To Sergio Ramos & Xabi Alonso

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is not happy with the refereeing in the match against Ajax.
Jose Mourinho has questioned the refereeing in Real Madrid's 4-0 demolition of Ajax in the Champions League this evening.

Referee Craig Thomson sent both Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso off during the match, and produced eight yellow cards during the 90 minutes.

But the 'Special One' has no regrets over the Spanish interntaionals shown their marching orders.

"I liked the cards that were shown. The last two were awarded because we wanted to save time," the Portuguese tactician expressed to Marca post-match.

"The British referee showed [yellow cards] one here and one there. Now, we are top of our group, and have a match against Auxerre, and it does not faze me."

Mourinho was also pleased with the performances of his fringe players, preferring not to call them substitutes.

"It has made me very happy the response of players like [Alvaro] Arbeloa, Lassana [Diarra],[Raul] Albiol or [Karim] Benzema, who are not regular. I am very happy to make these changes and their performance was very good.

"We changed two or three players, but the team does not really change. Everyone has the confidence to do well, and I think this is fundamental.

"I prefer to say that certain players have been more often considered the first option, but not substituted because they are of the same quality.

"I can now do it more often throughout the season, but on Monday [against Barcelona], it will be different. We do not need the motivation, but we shall have to wait and see what happens," he concluded.


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