Real Madrid coach
Those statistics once again drew comparisons between
However, despite there being seven Barcelona players in the Spanish squad, Mourinho has defended the representation of players from his own club in the national team.
He told Marca: "They talk about the national team and Barcelona but there are also five players from Real Madrid.
"I don't understand why they mix them because they are two distinct things.
"Barcelona were the champions of
However, Mourinho does believe that
"They are one of the best teams in
Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi has welcomed the news Jose Mourinho is leaving Real Madrid, describing him as a "scourge" on Spanish football.