Sport Zidane: "The critics will always be there"
Paul Pogba's latest efforts to flirt with Real Madrid will fail
Patience over Pogba has well and truly worn thin and most United fans would now be more than happy to see him realise that 'dream' and clear off to Spain. But that doesn't mean it'll happen.It seems the French midfielder has a recurring dream that involves pulling on that crisp white shirt and running out at the Bernabeu.
The duty to set an example.
With its defeat against the promoted Cadiz on Saturday (0-1), Real Madrid did not prepare for a crucial week at best. While the Madrilenians will make their Champions League debut against Shakhtar this Wednesday, they will travel to Barcelona next Saturday for the Clásico . In a press conference, Zidane spoke about the criticisms: “We are all in the same boat, and the criticisms make us stronger. It makes sense that there are criticisms when you are a club like Real Madrid and you play a game like the one the other day (against Cadiz). "
As often, the French coach has not looked for the culprit and found no excuses: " We deserve criticism, all of us and me the first. Because at the end of the day, I'm responsible for all of this, not the players. Now we're going to try to change the dynamic against Shakhtar a bit. But the criticisms will still be there. »
Zinedine makes Zidane.
Kroos defends Zidane as Real Madrid boss weighs up Hazard return .
Zinedine Zidane has attracted criticism recently, but Toni Kroos says the Clasico win proves the team believes in him.Although Madrid head into Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach on the back of a 3-1 Clasico win over Barcelona, prior back-to-back defeats to promoted Cadiz and depleted Shakhtar Donetsk raised questions.