Copa del Rey: Real Madrid 4-1 Alcoyano

Jose Mourinho, Manager Real Madrid

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid 4-1 Alcoyano

"We are not in this competition to have a laugh," said Mourinho after his squad's Spanish Cup victory.

"We like the Copa and we certainly did not want to make the history books for the wrong reasons, as has happened to Madrid in the past in this competition. We did our job and so did Alcoyano.

"They were up for the game and played with enthusiasm and they have some interesting players and it seems they have a good coach because they played as well as I thought they would."

"I look for a balance between the first team and the academy," said the former Chelsea and Porto boss.

"Nacho is an option at left-back, but he will never play centre-back. He has a bright future as a left-back."

Mourinho added that he wanted players "who will play for Real Madrid for the rest of their lives".

Rodriguez made his Madrid debut with a goal, at the age of 17. 

"The dream of all youth players is to play in the first team," said the former Spain Under-17 international.

"My parents have recorded the game. The truth is, I didn't expect it, and I'm very happy. It made me very excited that Mourinho called me.

"It was a good goal but the most important thing was the team winning."


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