Zinedine Zidane has hit out at the negativity that surrounds news about Real Madrid and said it is only because it sells better.
Real have dropped to 16 points off leaders Barcelona in LaLiga, albeit with a game in hand, and produced another disjointed performance in the Copa del rey in midweek against Numancia as they drew at home but had done enough in the away leg to qualify for the quarter-finals.
“I am tired of hearing that Real Madrid are bad, it is easy to say that everything is bad but you know that everything is not negative here,” Zidane told a press conference.
“It is great to speak in a negative way about Real Madrid as it sells better.”
Zidane claimed it is important that they keep focused and don’t listen to the criticism.
“What we have to do is not listen to what they say,” he continued.
“All that they say about Real Madrid is negative and that is not right, I do not see it that way. The situation is what it is and we need to look at the positive. We are still going in all the competitions.”
Real face Leganes in the next round of the cup and Zidane will not be expecting an easy ride.
“Leganes will be difficult, and the good thing is that we will not be going out of Madrid,” he stated.
“Whoever we face, we are Madrid and all the opposition will make it difficult for us.”