Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that he does not agree with the few minutes midfielder Jose Rodriguez is being given by Castilla boss Alberto Toril.
The 17-year-old starlet has appeared six times so far this season for Madrid’s reserve squad before he was called up for the first time by Mourinho to play against CD Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, which the Portuguese’s side won 4-1.
“Jose Rodríguez, who you like so much, doesn’t get a game for Castilla, while others do despite being 24-years-old. It’s really sad,” the 49-year-old told reporters at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s La Liga encounter against Zaragoza.
“I have my autonomy, and [Alberto] Toril has his. I do what I want with the first team and he does what he wants with the second string. I have an opinion, and my opinion isn’t going to change”
The former Chelsea supremo then went on to point out the lack of home-bred players involved in Real’s last three Champions League wins.
“To draw a line under the subject: Sanchis and Raul were there for the final in Amsterdam; Raul and Casillas played in Paris, and only one home-grown player started in Glasgow: Raul again”
He concluded by claiming that his side usually have to play well in order to gain the points, as opposed to other teams who can play badly but still win.
“The key to winning the match? Playing well. Other teams win even when they don’t have a good game, but that’s not the case for Madrid,” he explained.
Real Madrid meets Zaragoza on Saturday November 3 for their next La Liga match which is set to begin at 20.00CET.