Zidane ‘doesn’t care about critics’

Zinedine Zidane insists he doesn’t care what anyone says about his Real Madrid team but is tired of having to defend his players.

Madrid play their final Champions League group game on Wednesday evening, at home to Borussia Dortmund, having already qualified for the next round, but much of the Coach’s pre-match Press conference centred on Los Blancos’ indifferent League form.

“I’m very repetitive and I get tired of saying the same thing. I see my team as in good shape. It’s true we have to score more goals. But I’m calm when the situation is right, because I know sooner or later it will change,” Zidane said, Marca reports.

“We’re good in our play and it doesn’t matter what anyone outside says. I see things that people might not see. People can say what they want, but sometimes they forget everything we have done. As a Coach the situation isn’t ideal, but we will improve and we’ll be there in the end.”

Zizou was asked directly about comments from Valencia counterpart Marcelino, who claimed Madrid have a weaker squad this season.

“I don’t have any reason to say what other people say. I don’t care what they say, anyone can say what they want,” he replied.

“Critics don’t bother me, really. Criticism is the reality of the work. They are there to say things aren’t right. We have to be calm. I’m not going to change. What I say is that we are going to be there.”

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