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Mourinho - fans booing doesn't bother me

January 23, 2012 -- Updated 1726 GMT (0126 HKT)
Jose Mourinho has brushed aside the jeers he received during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Jose Mourinho has brushed aside the jeers he received during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has said that he is not bothered by fans booing him
  • Mourinho was heckled by his own supporters during the 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao
  • The crowd reaction follows media reports of a bust-up with defender Sergio Ramos

(CNN) -- Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has brushed aside the boos he received from his own fans during the weekend's 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

Mourinho has been the subject of criticism in the Spanish media following his side's display in the El Clasico Spanish Cup defeat by Barcelona last week.

And reports of training bust-ups with Spanish internationals Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos, which were widely reported in the Marca newspaper, have intensified the pressure on Mourinho -- despite his side holding a five-point lead over champions Barca at the top of the La Liga table.

I'm not bothered by the crowd booing me. It's the first time it's ever happened to me, but there is a first time for practically everything
Jose Mourinho

But Mourinho told the official Real Madrid website that such reports do not bother him -- neither does any dissatisfaction from the Bernabeu crowd.

"I'm not bothered by the crowd booing me. It's the first time it's ever happened to me, but there is a first time for practically everything.

"Zinedine Zidane was booed at here and so has Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was the Golden Boot winner, so if he can be booed, why can't I?"

Mourinho continued: "There have been no problems with the team this week. I lost a match on Wednesday, but I was already thinking about the Bilbao game on Friday. We played it and won, so that's it. I'm a football professional who tries to defend Real Madrid with dignity and in full use of my capabilities.

"Real Madrid asked me to coach the team and I have a fantastic relationship with the president, director general and the board.

"They know they'll never have a problem with me. I'm calm and just do my job," added Mourinho.

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