Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has defended his treatment of captain Iker Casillas.

He has made Diego Lopez his No1 ahead of Casillas.

"I like Diego Lopez more as a goalkeeper than Casillas. It's simple - it's not a personal decision. I like a goalkeeper who can play well with his feet, who is good in the air and who is a phenomenon between the posts.

"I like a different profile of goalkeeper, in the same way that Casillas might say he prefers a coach in the style of (Spain coach Vicente) Del Bosque.

"While I am the coach of Real Madrid, Diego Lopez will play, in normal circumstances. It's simple.

"I accept that people may say I know nothing about football because of that decision, but I say respect a coach who decides to play Diego Lopez. I'm the coach. It is my decision."