Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho rapped journalists claiming he has "hid" from them this season.

Mourinho did not appear in the pre-match media conference for last night's Copa del Rey final defeat.

He rapped: "If you are honest, you have to say that for three seasons, I have never hid following a loss or draw. Following big wins in the league in Barcelona or the Super Cup I did not speak. Before the match I have the right to come or not.

"The word you use, 'hide', has negative connotations. Change that connotation or vocabulary. Mourinho has always shown his face in three years following defeats."