The former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado has said that it is up to the manager José Mourinho to heal the rift within the squad if the club are to be successful once again. Real Madrid have had a terrible season in the league after falling 18 points behind the leaders Barcelona. This has intensified the criticism on the manager José Mourinho, who has developed several rifts with key players in the squad. One among them has been the goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, who was recently left out of the starting line-up. There have been several factions within the squad that have led to the poor run of results this season.

Salgado has said that the possibility of winning the league is now over, but there are still possibility of success in the European competitions. Real Madrid have been looking to win the elusive 10th European cup for a long time. It remains the only major title that the club can win this season. If Mourinho does not win this trophy, then he is likely to be shown the door at the end of the season. Salgado has said that Mourinho must make it a priority to heal the rift between him and the players.

“If you do want to win it, if you do want to have a chance, the first thing you have to do is try at least to fix the problems you’ve got in the dressing room. Mourinho I think has to step in, have a meeting with the players and try to fix all the problems they’ve got, sort out all the troubles. The league is over. Real are not going to win it because the distance is too much. The only chance is Champions League and the King’s Cup,” said the defender who represented Real for a decade.