The Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has said that he is not worried about the eight-point lead that Barcelona currently have at the top of the table. Due to the indifferent form in the early part of the campaign, Real Madrid allowed Barcelona to open an eight-point advantage in the division. The Spanish la Liga is one of the most competitive for the top two teams because they rarely drop points. Hence, there is a feeling that the eight-point gap might be a little too large for Real Madrid to close even at this early stage of the season.

The former Chelsea manager, though, reckons that it is only October and not March. Real Madrid had a 10 point advantage over Barcelona last season, but that was closed down to very dangerous levels before they eventually won the title. As a result, there is always the chance of closing the gap when there is a lot of matches remaining according to the manager of Real Madrid. José Mourinho saw Barcelona win handsomely 5-0 against Rayo Vallecano. Real Madrid also repeated the same result with a 5-0 win over Mallorca. Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the outstanding player for Real Madrid in this match.

“We were 10 points ahead of the second in March last season in March and we have always felt that the league is open. Today it’s not March; it is only October and November. There are not 10 points there are only eight, so we have to keep going and ignore our big rivals (Barcelona), and in this case two because Atletico Madrid also have an important advantage over us,” said Mourinho. Real Madrid lost the opportunity to close the gap to 5 points in the recently concluded El Clasico, which finished in a 2-2 draw.