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Real Madrid boss Mourinho: Criticism doesn't worry me

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists he can handle the criticism coming his way.

Both local media and fans are turning on the former Chelsea manager this season.

"You can applaud and whistle at me," he told reporters at a press conference. "If you want to, I will be in the dugout at 21:00 [CET].

"Football won't force me out just yet. I hope the fans support the team and help us win the game. Giving people stick is the national sport here, but it's okay.

"A match is meant to be enjoyed. If you win, you enjoy the experience a lot.

"If you lose, you still enjoy [being on the pitch]. We play every three days so there is not much time to be happy or sad.

"The point tally is finalised at the end of the season. People don't have to be mathematicians to know that 14 points or eight are not the same as 11.

"They should go game by game. We always play with the intention of winning. I do not care what my players have to say.

"What I want is that, on the pitch, they all share the same mentality as me and go all out. You have to give everything. That's better than words."

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