Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo claims coach Jose Mourinho has developed a masterplan for dealing with Barcelona in April when the two sides meet twice in the Copa del Rey final and the second ‘El Clasico’ at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real have lost their last five league matches against arch-rivals Barcelona, including a 5-0 thrashing at Camp Nou earlier this season, but Ronaldo said Mourinho had something in mind to outwit Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
“(Jose) Mourinho knows how we can beat them and we also have an idea,” Ronaldo said in an interview with cadena ser radio station.
“The coach knows the best strategy to beat them and I am sure we are going to win the Copa del Rey final.
“The 5-0 defeat (in the league) was one of the most difficult to get over in my whole career but there are good things to come from it.
“We learned a lot from it and we won’t commit the same mistakes.”
Madrid host Barcelona in the league on the weekend of April 16-17, before facing them days later in the Copa del Rey final on 20th April and Ronaldo is hoping to score his first Madrid goal against Barcelona.
“I am going to score against Barcelona this season and I will try to do it in both matches (the league and Copa del Rey final),” Ronaldo vowed.