Jose Mourinho was whistled by Real Madrid fans.
Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has
rallied behind Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese coach was
whistled by some home fans during a King's Cup match at the
The split over Mourinho, under pressure after his side
slipped 11 points behind leaders and arch rivals Barcelona in
La Liga, was evident as some supporters whistled when others
chanted his name in a 3-0 second-leg win against third-tier
Alcoyano that sent Real through to the last 16 7-1 on
"I think a couple of months ago the people that were
whistling yesterday were the people who were clapping and
cheering when we won the league," Casillas said at a
promotional event in Madrid on Wednesday.
"Memories are short in football and maybe people do not
remember who led the team to win the record breaking league
title: most goals, most points," added the Spain
"We must also remember the good times and the continuity in
this project, which started a long time ago, with a very
young team that has been improving.
"We've won the King's Cup, La Liga, the (Spanish) Super Cup.
This team does not want to stop and wants to achieve more."
Mourinho has a chance to win over more of the club's
demanding fans when city neighbours Atletico Madrid visit the
Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday.
Atletico, resurgent under Argentine coach Diego Simeone, are
second, three points behind Barca and eight ahead of
"We have absolute confidence in Mourinho," Casillas said.
"He took a very young team against a team like Barcelona
which was winning lots of titles and has managed to match the
levels of the two teams," he added.
"Yes it may be being unfair to the coach. He arrived at a new
team which was very young three years ago and I think much of
Real Madrid's success has been because of him.
"Being the best coach in the world is very demanding and
perhaps that's the problem that he has."