I don't have a team now: Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho again criticised the attitude of a large part of his squad after the champions fell 1-0 at Sevilla, to slip eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona on Saturday.

Real conceded after only two minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan and they were outfought in a bruising encounter that left them with four points from their first four games.

"I am only worried about my team," Mourinho told a news conference when asked about the points gap on their arch-rivals Barca. "I am worried that since the season started officially we have only really played well in the Spanish Super Cup. Nowhere else. More than the points I am worried that in this moment I don't have a team.

"Congratulations to Sevilla, they deserved to win without any doubt. We got the prize we deserved considering how badly we played."

Madrid opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia, were shock 2-1 losers at Getafe and after beating Barca to lift the Spanish Super Cup, strolled to a 3-0 win at home to Granada. The Granada win, however, just before the two-week break for internationals, saw Cristiano Ronaldo hit the headlines. The world's most expensive player told reporters after the game, when he failed to celebrate scoring two goals, that he was 'sad', for 'professional reasons' and that the club knew why.

With no official comment from the Real hierarchy, local media has been full of speculation that Ronaldo was seeking a better contract, that he wanted to leave, or that he did not feel he earned the respect of his team-mates and the fans he felt he deserved.

"It's got nothing to do with the rumour of the last two weeks," Mourinho said when asked if the Ronaldo situation had unsettled his team. "I don't think today w as any different to the games we played against Getafe or Granada. To me, it's to do with the collective spirit.”

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