Turkey's nationalist MHP says congress to elect new leader will go ahead    Egyptian Exchange makes EGP 3.3 billion profits in Tuesday trading    Tennis: Nadal, Murray reach 2nd round at French Open    Ahly target Champions League trophy, draw balanced, says football director    Poland says close to compromise with EU over constitutional tribunal    New Turkish PM vows work on new constitution to being immediately    EgyptAir: Crashed flight MS804 'not seen to swerve'    Al-Sisi to meet French parliamentarian delegation    AC Milan captain Montolivo extends contract    Unilever, L'Oreal, Henkel vie for Vogue International - Reuters    Golf: Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics    Helwan Brigades defendants on trial over terrorism-related charges    Fed's Bullard: rates too low for too long could be risky    North Sinai MPs call on government to reconsider Emergency Law    Brazil's new government minister ousted after scandal    Brotherhood to reconsider strategies long overdue: Egypt's Islamic edicts authority    Oil prices fall below $48 as dollar gains, but possible stock drawdown supports    Asian stocks near 11-week lows, dollar bounces on Fed rate view    Egyptian army reports killing 13 militants in North Sinai    Egypt's military cooperation with US continues to move forward    Egypt's top cleric to meet with Hollande    Facbook apologises for banning a plus-size model photo    Sisi accredits 10 new ambassadors to Egypt    In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record    French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages    Oil prices continue dip on the back of stronger dollar    South Africa's Zuma appeals against corruption charges ruling    Egypt in the international media    CBE to pump $120 mln to banks in periodic dollar bid on Tuesday    Egypt prosecution summons ex-top auditor for questioning over corruption report    Prosecutor hears statement of security guards at Syndicate of Journalists    Security forces kill 3 gunmen in fire exchange on Al Salam ring road    Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard    Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts    PM Sherif Ismail heads cabinet's weekly meeting    Historic meeting between al-Azhar's Ahmed el-Tayeb and Pope Francis at Vatican Monday    Two Iranians won Cannes 2016 for adapting Miller's ‘in the Death of a Salesman'    British Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake wins Palme d'Or: Cannes 2016    Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts    Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church holds mass for victims of plane crash    Israel returns 2 rare stolen sarcophagus lids to Egypt    MPs oppose the protest law    On the ball    Gaber's Swiss leap    Africa's new look    بالفيديو - شاهد هدف قتل ليفربول في الدوري الأوروبي بطريقة "الأتاري"    Egypt releases activist arrested over islands protests    FIFA names Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Real Madrid's Mourinho regrets Vilanova eye poke
Mourinho admits Vilanova eye poke was wrong
Published in Ahram Online on 09 - 08 - 2012

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has sought to calm the waters before this month's Spanish Super Cup against bitter rivals Barcelona by admitting for the first time he was wrong to poke Barca's new coach Tito Vilanova in the eye.
"I should not have done what I did, obviously not," Mourinho told Fox Sports during Real's pre-season tour of the United States.
"The person who messed up there was me," added the Portuguese, in an interview posted on the broadcaster's website.
During a Super Cup match last season, Mourinho stole up behind Vilanova, who was assistant to Pep Guardiola at the time, and jabbed a finger in his eye.
Vilanova responded by shoving Mourinho away and although both were handed Super Cup bans by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), federation president Angel Maria Villar exonerated them last month as part of a general amnesty.
They can take their places on the bench for the first leg of the traditional season opener at Barca's Nou Camp stadium on Thursday Aug. 23 and the return game at Real's Bernabeu arena on Wednesday Aug. 29.
Mourinho, whose Real side ended Barcelona's three-year grip on the Spanish title last term, said his relationship with Vilanova had since been repaired.
"I work a lot with my players precisely on this, control the emotions, only think about playing and work well," he said.
"The key thing is the negative image. As Tito said a few weeks ago, the footage will be there for ever.
"There are no problems between him and me. The story is over and what needs to be done now is to make sure nothing similar happens again."
The Spanish Super Cup pits league champions Real against King's Cup winners Barca.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO Sportsand on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)


Clic here to read the story from its source.