Mourinho slams fans over jeering

Jose Mourinho said crowd whistles against him for dropping club captain Iker Casillas in favour of Antonio Adan showed a lack of respect towards their reserve goalkeeper, after Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-3 on Sunday.

Casillas, who is also captain of world and European champions Spain, was left on the bench for the second match in a row, after also missing the 3-2 defeat at Malaga, and the decision did not go down well with home fans at the Bernabeu.

Casillas, a big fan favourite, was cheered by supporters when his name was read out among the substitutes before kickoff, but Mourinho's name was met with whistles from sections of the crowd.

"If they whistle me for leaving Iker on the bench, fine, and if they whistle me for poor performances, that's ok by me," Mourinho told a post-match news conference when asked about the crowd's reaction. "I don't want to be a hero all the time, independent of my performances."

"I think it shows a lack of respect towards Adan. He has been at Madrid 16 years, he came through the youth ranks and he has the right to be happy. You (the media) have turned a problem with Mourinho into a lack of respect towards Adan."

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