Di Stefano slams Mourinho's tactics in Clasico

AP, Monday 18 Apr 2011

Former Real Madrid great Alfredo di Stefano has criticized coach Jose Mourinho's tactics in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Barcelona, saying Madrid played like a mouse against a lion of a Catalan team.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola

Di Stefano, Madrid's honorary president, says the Portuguese coach's team showed no "personality."

He praises Barcelona's superiority, saying they "treat the ball with adoration and respect." Madrid meanwhile "just run back and forth constantly, tiring themselves out" and with the team's approach "clearly not the right one."

Di Stefano helped make Madrid one of the world's biggest clubs after being a key player in five straight European Cups victories in the 1950s.

Barcelona and Madrid meet again Wednesday in the Copa del Rey final.

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