Real Madrid boss Mourinho: I'm criticised no matter what I do

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says he isn't considering what his critics will say of his selections for tonight’s Copa tie with Barcelona.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says he isn't considering what his critics will say of his selections for tonight’s Copa tie with Barcelona.

Mou knows he'll be criticised no matter what he does.

He remarked: "This is the sort of game in which I'll be criticised for using Ramos as right back because he is a phenomenal centre back. I'll also be criticised if Fabio plays in that position because he is left footed, or if Lass plays there because it means Khedira has to play in midfield. If Pepe plays as centre back you lot will criticise me because you'll say he does better in midfield, but if he plays as a midfielder you'll say he had to play in defence.

"If I use three centre midfielders you'll say we had to attack, and if we play an offensive game you'll say we didn't consider the return leg.

"You'll question my decision to use Higuain over Benzema because the latter is in great form, but you'll do so in the opposite case because Higuain played a great role in Mallorca. It's better to go to the cinema than it is to think about criticism."

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