Mourinho was sent off in the Copa defeat
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has described the 2012-13 campaign as the “worst season of his career” following a 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Friday night.
The Portuguese, who Michael Essien has described as his father, did not hesitate to write off the campaign as the least successful of his life to date but insisted Atletico Madrid were “lucky” to have triumphed.
Joao Miranda’s extra-time header sent the Portuguese’s side to defeat at Santiago Bernabeu on Friday and signalled Mourinho’s first campaign without a major trophy in over a decade – excepting the Supercopa success over Barcelona back in August.
Speaking after the game, the 50-year-old admitted the last year has been a blot on his CV when placed in the context of his own high standards.
“This was the worst season of my career. For many coaches it would be a good season but for me it is the worst,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I always showed up in the pre