Real Madrid defender Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira, popularly known as Pepe, has hit back at Jose Mourinho after the Chelsea manager tacitly claimed that the Galacticos were addicted to the mirror.
Mourinho, 51, who managed the Spanish club for three years, predominantly dominating Barcelona, left the Santiago controversially during last summer.
And recently, the Portuguese boss stated that Los Blancos players were more interested in looking at the mirror before a match, than winning the match.
However, the 31-year-old Portuguese icon has defended their actions - stating that the 'mirror act' has not affected them at all.
"It's just like Mou to be the only human being that gets up in the morning and doesn't look at himself in the mirror," he told Marca.
"We won't be drawn in by it. It's part of day-to-day life and it hasn't affected us at all. It's quite normal for us to look after our image in order to create a good impression for the club we play for, namely Real Madrid.
"When we are in front of the cameras, in the media, etc, I think this is perfectly acceptable."
Carlo Ancelotti replaced The Special One as the head coach of the Spanish club in the summer, and has since guided the team to the top of the table in La Liga.
Madrid comfortably sit on top of the Spanish table, four points ahead of long term rivals Barcelona and three ahead of local rivals Atletico Madrid.
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