Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says Zinedine Zidane has been away from the first team for two months.

Mourinho was asked about Zidane's involvement yesterday.

He declared: "You have been sleeping for two months. It's been months since he said goodbye, in inverted commas, to his role in the first team. He's been in the changing rooms. You presume to know everything that happens, but you didn't know about this. He was looking for the thing which made him happy and reached the conclusion that we wanted to be a coach.

"It's something public which Real Madrid has not hidden. His integration into junior football and his coach training which he's doing in France. I don't know how this story has reached you so late. It's a conclusion which he reached only two months ago."