Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed criticism from club legend Alfredo di Stefano. On the eve of tonight's Copa de Rey final against Barcelona, Di Stefano felt the need to criticise the Real coach's tactics for their 1-1 draw with Barca on Saturday.

"The lion was Barcelona and Real Madrid was the mouse," said the honorary president.

Mourinho was asked about the comments last night: "Di Stefano is one of the most important in the history of Real Madrid and I am nobody in the history of Real Madrid. He must be respected.

"But I am the coach and I am the one who decides ...

"People can say what they want. I will continue to coach."

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