Celta Vigo boss Carlos Mourino has pronounced Real Madrid were “desperate” to pull by a teams’ scheduled assembly in Feb after it was deferred amid reserve risks caused by bad weather.
Madrid’s revisit was called off when high winds shop-worn partial of a a Balaidos track roof, though Vigo mayor Abel Caballero claimed they had “arrogantly” practical vigour for a compare to go forward in sequence to equivocate tie congestion.
Madrid said those comments were “inappropriate” and “totally inaccurate.”
As a teams ready to play a rearranged diversion on Wednesday, Mourino told AS: “It was a bit desperate.
“They believed they had a array of advantages if a diversion was played that day. They attempted to use a media to get a diversion played, with utterly bizarre proposals like relocating to another track to play.
“We trust it was never going to happen, though also that it is normal that any bar defends their possess interests — Celta do a same.
“They were a bit stubborn, as it was impossible, though they were within their rights to try.”
Madrid had been penetrating to play as scheduled since they approaching to have no giveaway midweek dates while they were concerned in a Champions League knockout stages.
Celta, meanwhile, had Copa del Rey and Europa League commitments, though Mourino pronounced that it was “absurd” to consider they had deliberately wanted to postpone a game.
“Our line has been really transparent all season,” he said. “Whenever a manager picks a team, he does not consider about who is a competition or how it affects La Liga.
“Celta does not demeanour during how it competence advantage one group or another. In this box it [safety] was an emanate for a mayor, and we had no welfare possibly way.”
Madrid are turn on points with Barcelona during a tip of a list though have a diversion in hand, and 4 points from a Celta diversion and a outing to Malaga on Sunday will safeguard a trophy.
Vigo-born Mourino pronounced he had always had a affinity for Barca as his second side though stressed: “I have never denied a magnetism for Barcelona for their character of play. Nothing some-more than that.”
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football author who covers La Liga and a Spain inhabitant group for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan