Zidane: I'm exhausted people saying Real Madrid are bad

Zidane: I'm exhausted people saying Real Madrid are bad

Zidane: I'm exhausted people saying Real Madrid are bad

The 32-year-old is under contract at the Bernabeu until 2021, having agreed a new deal in December 2016.

"He's the club's history and I hope he's here until he retires doing what he does", Zidane said.

"I'm exhausted of hearing about how badly we're playing", the Frenchman said ahead of a La Liga match against Villarreal on Friday.

'It is not easy for the players who play less.

'However, we have to be calm and use good sense. We maybe lacked a bit of gas at the end. The pity is the goal before half-time, and also a goal at the end.

"What we have to do is not listen to what they say", he continued.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said media coverage of his football squad emphasises the negative because that "sells more".

They are already 16 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona, who lead the table.

Former captain Fernando Hierro has defended and called for the club to be sensible as the pressure grows on the manager.

Shrugging off criticism, Zidane stressed that the Blancos remain alive in all of their competitions and said the team just needs a few wins to regain their confidence and consistency.