Ferland Mendy insists that Real Madrid players with “attacked” boss Zinedine Zidane admitted shock due to “excessive” criticism of the team after the defeat
- Ferland Mendy gave support to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane
- The left-back said he and his teammates with their manager were “to death”
- Zidane has faced criticism for his team’s lack of consistency this season
- Mendy admitted he was shocked by some of the criticism the club had
Ferland Mendy has insisted that he and his Real Madrid teammates with manager Zinedine Zidane are “to death” after doubting his future this season.
Lack of consistency in LaLiga, a semi-final defeat by Athletic Bilbao in the Super Cup and an early exit from the King’s Cup have sparked question marks over Zidane’s management.
But in an interview with Marca, Mendy turned to his manager’s support and said the team is not receiving any comments on the negative reports.
Ferland Mendy (left) insisted that he and his Real Madrid teammates with boss Zinedine Zidane (right) were “to death” after questions about his future
‘Honestly, I don’t read much. I’m with Zidane to death and we’re all with him, really.
‘She seems relaxed. But we don’t really notice what people are saying. ‘
Zidane lost his temper at a press conference earlier this month, calling for more respect when a journalist asked him why his tone was “defensive”.
In an interview with Marca, the left-back said the players do not notice the negativity
He replied, ‘Are you serious? Every day at home I hear I’m out. You know that because you are the first [to be saying it].
‘So, what are you saying? To defend myself when I hear every day that I am not.
‘We won the league last season, not 10 years ago! That was last year. So [we just need] a little respect. That makes me laugh. ‘
Mendy, who joined Real in 2019, admitted he was ‘shocked’ by the intense criticism that comes with playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
He added: ‘To be honest, it surprised me. I didn’t think it would be so demanding.
Mendy admitted he was shocked by the criticism that comes with playing for a big club
‘I knew you always had to win, but the criticism … Although sometimes I don’t understand what they’re saying, there are always tons when it comes to defeat.
‘If you lose, they exaggerate, and that shocked me, to be honest.’
Real’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid reduced Atletico Madrid’s lead at the top of LaLiga to three points, but Diego Simeone’s side still have the game in hand.
Zidane’s men play Atalanta in the first round of the Champions League on Wednesday. Real are expected to advance to the next round after a disappointing exit from Manchester City last season.