Zidane: 'I'm tired of hearing everything is bad at Real Madrid...'

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Zidane has led Real to consecutive wins over the last two seasons, becoming the first club to manage that feat, and also captured the title in 2016-17.

After the latest round of results saw Real Madrid fall sixteen points behind he leaders, Barcelona, in the race for the title, it appears words were exchanged behind the scenes.

"One gets used to winning everything, but when that isn't the case, it's not a good enough reason to want him out". Carlo Ancelotti, another potential candidate, has already said he is not interested at the moment. I can't imagine myself as a coach in two, three years, because things are not like that.

Zinedine Zidane faced the media at Valdebebas before the league game against Villarreal at the weekend and to speak about the Leganés draw in the Copa del Rey.

The Belgium international has once again been one of the Blues' standout performers so far this campaign, scoring nine goals and contributing four assists in all competitions.

'The difficult thing is to avoid reading and listening to what's being said. He will say: "'If you sign, I will sign, ' and I say the same to him!" the goalkeeper told the Evening Standard earlier this month.

"This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could see himself playing for".

What positives do you see from Madrid? "I have until 2020". We need to find that positive energy among the group and keep moving forward.

Karim Benzema has resumed training following injury but will not be rushed back into action. Mbappe joined Paris St Germain instead and Real weakened their attacking options by relinquishing James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, who did not start most games last season but made invaluable contributions from the bench.

He would arrive with big credentials having enjoyed success with both Germany and at club level. "We have to show on the field that we are improving", Zidane said.

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