Former Real Madrid midfielder Claude Makelele says the criticism of coach Zinedine Zidane is unfair.
Zidane’s job is on the line as Real battle to stay in touch with the LaLiga top four.
“The treatment that Zidane is given has been unfair,” Makelele explained.
“In football, the successes are forgotten too quickly.
“I know that he will recover, sometimes we call each other simply to encourage one another.”
The level of success the Frenchman has enjoyed since taking the job has been unprecedented, his achievements have led the former Chelsea midfielder to believe Zidane is one of the world’s best coaches.
“He is as good a coach as he was a player,” he intimated.
“He has the same values as he did on the pitch; he’s a leader and a worker.
“He never hides and he takes all of his responsibilities.”