Last season Barca and Madrid became involved in a heated row that resulted in official representations to UEFA following a Champions League tie between the two clubs, but Rosell says he is now seeking to calm the feud between the Liga giants.
“There are several reasons (no complaint was made), the main one is that we need to stop this atmosphere of extreme tension,” Rosell said. ”There was a consensus among the technical staff and (sporting director Andoni) Zubizarreta not to report the actions of Mourinho. To report Mourinho could have affected the team’s preparation (for Friday’s UEFA Super Cup against Porto) and it was Tito Vilanova who asked us to forget the matter. The federation and the committees, if they want, must act off their own initiative. Barca will not ask them. What we have to do is forget this business.”