Mourinho finds team support and the world's ire

Updated: 05 May 2011 19:12 IST

His team may be backing him after Real Madrid lost out to Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League. Manager Jose Mourinho though is being crticised by many, now including the former president of Real Madrid Ram

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His team may be backing him after Real Madrid lost out to Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League. Manager Jose Mourinho though is being crticised by many, now including the former president of Real Madrid Ramon Calderon.

Calderon told BBC on Thursday that Mourinho's recent behavior has done his side more harm than good . The Portuguese coach had accused UEFA of favouring Barcelona for which he was suspended from the second-leg of the semi-final which ended in a 1-1 draw allowing Barcelona to move into the final on a 3-1 aggregate. "I think what he did in terms of talking about Uefa and referees is not acceptable at all," Calderon told BBC Five Live.

Interestingly, despite his outburst against European football's governing body, Mourinho's contract as manager of the side was extended by a season.

Read: Mourinho gets an extension

Many experts believe that the manager can now focus more on avenging the loss rather than training his guns and making excuses for the loss. "I think big clubs can never blame the referee for their defeats. We invested €450m in the last two years to build a very important and strong team, so if you lose you can't blame injuries, bad luck, the referee ... If you lose, you have to congratulate your rival," feels Calderon.

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