Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos admits his team need to improve quickly in the wake of their poor start to their La Liga defence.
Madrid find themselves eight points behind league leaders Barcelona, with just four points from the first four games, following Saturday night’s 1-0 loss to Sevilla.
The defeat was Madrid’s second in the league so far after being beaten by Getafe.
Mourinho lashed out angrily after the game, claiming that he ‘had no team’.
But defender Ramos gave credit to the Andalusians, believing their performance merited the victory.
However, the loss was not a symbol of a crisis at the Santiago Bernabeu, he added.
“The team is struggling to win in the league but take nothing away from Sevilla,” Ramos told reporters.
“They’re difficult opponents and they suffocated us on the pitch. Even so, we could have played better.”
When asked about Mourinho’s comments, the Spaniard explained: “Now is not the time to comment, because we have a week to re-organise and in the meantime we can’t get down because we have a Champions League match on Tuesday.”
Real Madrid host Manchester City on Tuesday night in their UEFA Champions League group game.