Perez: Madrid can argue, if…

Florentino Perez has addressed Real Madrid supporters and urged that criticism within the group can help the club to progress, if they remain united.

The club have endured an indifferent campaign this season and find themselves 13 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, but in the Cup final and Champions League semi-finals.

For their President, criticism internally can be a positive element to progression, if, as he told supporters at a meeting last night, it is no divisive.

“We can discuss things amongst ourselves, we can be demanding, but we must be united,” urged Perez at the Ramon Mendoza Real Madrid Supporters Club event.

“We are going to maintain the spirit of this club, so no-one can curtail what is the most important asset of the club and it is our duty to maintain and improve it.

“Criticism spurs us on to even greater things, but we members are the only ones who can steer this club in the right direction. Remembering that will give us the strength to push on.

“Everyone wants to have a say at Real Madrid. The pressure is constant and you have to be able to cope with it.

“We have to channel it towards improving and try not to let it come between us. It's going to be an incredible month ahead – this is our third straight Champions League semi-final, which is our rightful place, and our second cup final [in three years].”

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