August 3, 2012 in News
The Brazilian playmaker has been strongly linked with a move back to AC Milan this summer after failing to impress consistently over the last three seasons.
Mourinho has remained coy on the future of the 30-year-old whenever he has been asked to comment on the matter, and following Real’s 5-1 victory over LA Galaxy on their US tour maintained the same stance.
“For me there is no problem,” the Portuguese told Real’s official website.
“We will try to get the best out of him. He is a good player. He played well last season and helped us win games.
“Our hope is that he stays. As a coach I would be happy because he is serious, hardworking and contributes to the group.
“In some matches he is a great player, with quality and the ability to help us win. We know him well and have worked together for two years.
“He contributed well last season and I know what he has in his head. We do not need to send messages. The important thing is that he decides on his future that is ideal for himself.”