Mourinho admits the former Tottenham midfielder is still learning his role in the team.
"I hope people leave him alone. Let the kid grow within the team. He wanted to play against Barcelona. He has to grow in the team tactically, with his teammates. He has to learn what to do when Benzema is pressed, or when Cristiano is open. Plenty to learn within a team, learn to play with your team. It takes time.
"He's a fantastic player. The Bernabéu has already seen in some detail of what he can give."