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Mourinho unfazed by Real Madrid fans' revolt

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists he is "not bothered" by some of his own fans whistling and booing him in last night's win against Athletic Bilbao.

The Portuguese boss has attracted negative headlines recently after he was alleged to have made critical remarks about captain Iker Casillas and defender Sergio Ramos in private.

He was again in the spotlight during last night's match, when some Madrid fans chanted his name and others responded by booing and whistling at the Bernabeu.

However, the headstrong coach shrugged off the incident.

"I'm not bothered by the whistles at me," he told reporters after the 4-1 win.

"It's not a problem. It's the first time it's ever happened to me. There's a first time for practically everything. (Zinedine) Zidane was whistled at here. Ronaldo has been whistled at here. Cristiano (Ronaldo), who is the latest Golden Boot winner, has also been whistled at. Why can't I?

"Zidane responded with his football, the same as Ronaldo and Cristiano. I work hard to be able to respond like they did some day, but there may come a day when the fans are sad.

"There have been no problems this week. I lost a match on Wednesday (Copa del Rey first leg against Barcelona), but I was already thinking about tonight's game on Friday.

"We played and won. That's it."

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