Real Madrid coach Mourinho explains sticking with Lopez

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho was happy to go with Diego Lopez in goal for their draw with Real Zaragoza.

Mourinho stuck with Lopez, despite the availability of Iker Casillas.

“I can never say that a player is going to be in the starting XI from now until the end of the season. I can’t say it, but what I can say is that, once again, Diego López has played an important role, that once again he has helped the team because he has saved goals," said Mourinho.

"And playing as he has been playing since joining our side, in difficult matches such as that against Manchester or Barcelona, playing as he did, in football we have to be honest with ourselves and our players, and following that line, it is very hard to take him out of goal."

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