Florentino Perez claims people criticise Real Madrid “because they envy us”, despite their shaky start to the season.
Madrid are already eight points off the pace in La Liga and likely to progress to the Champions League last 16 second in their group, prompting many to suggest Los Blancos are weaker than they were last season.
However, the President told OK Diario: “Madrid are doing well and that’s it.
“They’re criticising us, like always… like always. In the film, Bernabeu says ‘they criticise us because they envy us.’
“But it’s true, they’re criticising us for that reason.”
Perez was referring to the recent documentary about Santiago Bernabeu, who is widely considered to be the most important figure in Madrid’s history.