Zinedine Zidane 'tired' of 'negative' Real Madrid coverage

Zinedine Zidane

GETTY Zinedine Zidane is to be sacked by Real Madrid at the end of the season

Roger Martinez has also arrived from Jiangsu Suning to help compensate for the departure of Cedric Bakambu, and we expect Villarreal to give out-of-form Real Madrid a run for their money on Saturday evening.

"I am exhausted of hearing that Real Madrid are bad, it is easy to say that everything is bad but you know that everything is not negative here", Zidane said ahead of this weekend's visit of Villarreal. He is doing very well, acts normally in good times and bad times, and is still the ideal person for Real Madrid. I would tell them not to listen much to what is being said, as not everything is negative. "I can not look two or three years ahead because having the contract does not mean anything".

Barcelona have used the January transfer window to make the club-record signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, while Atletico Madrid now have Spain internationals Diego Costa and Vitolo strengthening their squad.

"Zidane has preferred to not anticipate risks and has bypassed any uncomfortable diagnosis, no matter how obvious", it said. We're still alive in every competition and having watched the games back, I don't agree with a lot of the criticism, but I have to accept it. "I think there are always up and downs throughout the season and I hope Real Madrid continue to fight for the goals they have this season". I have very good players, and do not see anyone who can change all that.

Los Blancos also finished second in their Champions League group behind Tottenham and drew 2-2 with lower league Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

"Things can change but I think it's best to change things in June rather than now". We're not struggling to find our play, we're just lacking the continuity we need to get our confidence back, and we can only find that by winning games.

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