Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says that while he has no quarrels with any of his squad ahead of their fixture against Ajax, including Sergio Ramos, he has a far better relationship with his wife.
Rumours of a rift between the 49-year-old and Ramos emerged when the Spanish defender wore Mesut Ozil’s shirt underneath his own, during the second half of their La Liga victory against Deportivo, as the German midfielder seems to have fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu.
“There is no doubt that Sergio Ramos is a top professional,” announced Mourinho, speaking at a press conference.
“There are no problems between us, but I get on with my wife much better than with Sergio Ramos. My relationship with him is the same as with Arbeloa or any other player.”
Mourinho was keen to dispel the speculation, as he remains focused on his side’s next game, in which he targets three points.
“I have a Champions League match tomorrow and that’s it. They’re all desperate to play. Every defeat increases the danger [of being knocked out].
“For the last two years we have got past the group stages and gone quite far. For now we are focused on trying to get three points.
“Everyone is rowing in the same direction. We’ve won three straight games. Against City, with an amazing comeback, against Rayo, in a tough atmosphere, and against Depor, despite falling behind,” he explained.