Although Real Madrid played an exciting La Liga game against Valladolid, Spanish sports newspapers opted for the post match declarations of Pepe as their main story in their front pages.
The Portuguese international responded to Mourinho’s critics at Iker Casillas. “The boss declarations were not entirely appropriate”, he said in reference to the words of the manager claiming Casillas thinks he is “above the rest”.
Marca emphasizes Pepe’s direct support to the captain in their headline: “We the players are with Iker”, he said.
AS highlights these Pepe’s words: “We have to show more respect for Iker. He is an institution, in this club and in Spain”.
AS also reflects the reactions of the crowd to this captain-manager conflict during the game against Valladolid. “Whistles for Mourinho, ovation for Casillas, seven goals and a final thunder”, they underline in a reference to Pepe’s declarations.