Valencia: Jose Mourinho was happy to endure more criticism if it means more trophies after Real Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday for its first Copa del Rey trophy in 18 years. (Also Read: Ronaldo strike sinks Barcelona)
Mourinho was roundly criticized for his defensive tactics in Saturday's 1-1 league draw against Barcelona. Madrid honorary president Aldfredo Di Stefano and Johan Cruyff publicly hit out at the Portuguese coach, with Cruyff saying Mourinho only worked for titles and wasn't a "football coach." (Also Read: Madrid rejoices after win)
"Winning titles is winning titles - it's always good. Only a few days ago someone called me a coach who wins titles and not football," Mourinho said from the Mestalla stadium. "Thank you - I like being a coach who wins titles."
Mourinho had said on Tuesday that Di Stefano's remarks were respected but that he was the coach and he would decide how the team would play.