Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho has conceded that retaining the League title this season is now ‘practically impossible’.
The Portuguese made the admission after watching his side drop two points at home to Espanyol in a 2-2 draw. Combined with Barcelona’s later 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid, it sees last year’s champions 13 points behind in third place.
“It is practically impossible. We are 13 points behind. That is too many at this point, lamented Mourinho.
“Last year we were ahead by 10 in February or March and just about kept the distance. But if we improve in the League, we will improve in the Cup and the Champions League.
“I have never been in a situation like this, to lose so many points and to lead a team that is so far from their targets.
“It is new to me, but I will not make a drama, only take it as a stage in my life. I do not lack the strength to finish the season as strong as possible.
“We have titles to reach and you have to fight for them. I think La Liga is impossible, but you have to try and win dignity forever.”