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Real Madrid have psychological issues, says manager Zinedine Zidane

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MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 02:  Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane emerges form the tunnel for the start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and SD Eibar at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 2, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid have drawn their last four games


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said that his team is suffering from psychological issues and not physical ones and denied that the Galacticos are facing a crisis.

Despite starting the season by winning six games consecutively in all competitions, Real Madrid have now drawn four of their latest fixtures. The former French international also admitted that he is still looking to solve the jinx. 

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"Right now, we are having trouble at the start of the matches, but we are looking for a solution," Zidane said. "Right now it is complicated. I must fix the problem, but I think the problem is psychological, not physical."

Normal for Ronaldo to get angry at being subbed, says Zidane

Zidane further spoke about the rotation policy and keeping the players in a certain rhythm. 

He also seemed to empathise with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who made a return from the injury he suffered during the Euro 2016, recalling his own episode of getting back to form after an injury. 

"I have talked to the players about the rotations. They are necessary because if you don't play enough you can't play well when the team really needs you," he said.

"Cristiano? It is normal that he gets angry when we take him out, that is good. He wants to play all the time and help the club. That is good, but I don't think anyone can play 60 matches in one season. After the Euros, he needed some time to rest. In 1998, I returned too soon and I had a horrible season."

Zidane wary of being sacked

In spite of the poor results, Real Madrid are tied at the top of the La Liga with Atletico Madrid, trailing the league leaders on goal difference. However, Zidane believes that if he does not manage to bring out the best out of the exceptional squad he has at his disposal, he is prepared to face the axe.

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"I have an exceptional group," he said. "We can win or lose, but I have an exceptional group. Of course, I will get thrown out, I don't know when. It could be six months, could be a year. It is something normal, it is the reality, that is why I try to enjoy every moment. When I drive into Valdebebas, on the way from my car to my office I look at the trees and enjoy them. I am enjoying the moment. I tell myself that this is an incredible opportunity."

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