Spokesman: Mourinho stands by Supercup antics

Spokesman: Mourinho stands by Supercup antics

Published Aug. 21, 2011 3:18 p.m. ET

A spokesman for Jose Mourinho says the Real Madrid coach does not regret his behavior during his team's recent 3-2 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup.

Eladio Parames told Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Sunday that ''Jose will not ask for forgiveness. He firmly believes that he was defending the interests of Real Madrid.''

The Portuguese manager poked a finger in the eye of Barcelona assistant Tito Vilanova after a wild tackle by Madrid defender Marcelo on Barcelona newcomer Cesc Fabregas. The tackle sparked a scuffle between the two sides at Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday.

Mourinho also made gestures at Barcelona players.