The 143-cap international was controversially left out of Jose Mourinho's starting lineup for the trip to Malaga recently in favor of Antonio Adan.
The Spanish champion went on to lose 3-2 in Andalusia but the 61-year-old has backed his skipper to bounce back.
"Iker arrived at the age of 10," he was quoted as saying by Marca. "His parents deserve a lot of merit, having brought him to the training center, and I don't think they were made of money.
"Iker is the pride of Real Madrid. He is the only one to have come through the youth team, and it would be good to recognize what he was done as he's done a lot. He carries the values of Real Madrid."
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