Mourinho attacks Castilla manager Toril`s decision making
Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho didn`t hold back at a recent press conference and gave his views on a number of issues, most notably Cristiano Ronaldo’s gestures towards the Mallorca fans, and his disappointment in the mismanagement of Real Madrid youth side, Real Madrid Castilla, by manager Alberto Toril.
Real Madrid host Alcoyano in the Copa Del Reyon Wednesday and Mourinho’s first task was to answer reporters questions over Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo gestures towards the Mallorca crowd during Sunday’s La Liga tie.
“It’s not easy to play away from home and be insulted. He doesn’t respond with insults or bad manners”
Jose Mourinho discussed with reporters the chances of Real Madrid Castilla players, being good enough and having an opportunity to step up to the senior team, to which Mourinho spoke about 18 year old Loanee Fabinho who is currently playing for Castilla, signed on loan from Brazilian side Rio Ave F.C.
“Most of the Castilla players should be around Fabinho’s age. If you aren’t good enough to play for Madrid at 25, you aren’t going to make it at 27 or 28. When they are 18, you keep tabs on their development, a phase Fabinho is going through at the moment, to see whether they are going to make it or not. I welcome the fact that there are people like him, Alex and José Rodriguez in the team. I want players who can establish themselves in the first team.”
The Castilla coach was not missed out by Mourinho, as Alberto Toril’s tactics and handling of the Real Madrid B team were questioned by the ‘Special One’.
“Toril has to decide whether it’s more important [to him] to finish seventh or eighth or to help the first team. He has his autonomy but we use a different system and a different model. They play in different positions at Castilla. There is limited common ground in terms of the style of play, and the kids are the ones who end up paying the price”