Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho: Pedro Leon Is No Zinedine Zidane

Mourinho lashed out at the press after refusing to divulge why he left out Pedro Leon from the squad to face Auxerre...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has refused to explain why he left Pedro Leon out of the squad to face Auxerre in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Furthermore, the Portuguese tactician made it clear that he will not justify his decision to the press and stated that the 23-year-old winger needs to work harder in training.

"I don't have to justify Pedro Leon's absence from the squad list," Mourinho is quoted as saying by Madrid's official website. "I will explain it to the president [Florentino Perez] if he asks me about it.

"You talk of Pedro Leon as if he was [Diego] Maradona or [Zinedine] Zidane, but only last month he was playing for Getafe. He will play whenever he works like I want him to, and it will be more difficult for him to play when he doesn't."

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