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Real Madrid boss Mourinho: We must give Khedira, Ozil time

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists there was nothing unusual leaving his two new midfielders out of Sunday's 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca.

Mourinho left new signings Mesut Ozil and fellow German Sami Khedira on the bench at Mallorca.

And he explained he wanted to give the pair time to settle into a new culture.

"It's not easy for the Germans," he said. "They do not speak a word of Spanish. They can just say 'buenos dias' and 'hola'.

"The work we do is intense and luckily I have an assistant who speaks some German and has given them my instructions.

"But it's not easy for my message to get across as I wish. In addition, the social life of the group is still zero for them.

"Patience. Give them time."

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