Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes he is the one to blame after Madrid's shocking loss against Granada on Saturday. Los Blancos lost after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a own goal in the 22nd minute as they failed to score a goal against one of the worst defences of the league.
Mourinho also criticized his squad's efforts as they were unable to create many chances. One of those chances came at the very end of the match as Karim Benzema shockingly side-footed wide from point-blank range and missed the opportunity to equalize and give his team at least a point.
"When we win and everyone plays well it's the result of self management, but when we lose it's the responsibility of the coach," an irate Mourinho thundered at reporters. "So we didn't play well today, we weren't ourselves, so now I'm the one responsible."
"We didn't manage a draw, and the result bothers me. It bothers me also that in the first half we were terrible, and, even if we tied in the second half, there would have been very little to be satisfied about."
The 50-year-old coach also found fault with Barcelona again, citing the La Liga leaders as having an extra day to recuperate after their Copa del Rey encounter on Wednesday night.
"It's been clear for a long time that teams do not have control of their calendar. It was a huge and physically exhausting game on Wednesday, yet one team plays today, while the other plays tomorrow. It has always been the case," Mourinho said. "A few of our players who played today were tired, because they worked tremendously in the full game against Barcelona.
"But I don't know why there were others who played today and were tired, yet they were either on the bench, or in the stands, on Wednesday."
Recent reports from Spain are suggesting that some of the players aren't even responding to Mourinho, it seems that the portuguese coach is losing the support of his players in the dressing room.