Zidane unconcerned by criticism

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane remains positive despite the recent criticism levelled at his team.

Los Blancos suffered a few poor results recently as they drew with Sevilla and then lost to the same club three days later, before a 2-1 defeat to Celta de Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

However, Zidane's charges beat Malaga in their last La Liga clash on Saturday, and now have a chance to avenge the loss to Celta de Vigo in the second leg of the Copa quarter-final on Wednesday night.

"Physically the team are okay and we will continue to work hard until the end so I'm not worried," Zidane told the press ahead of the Celta tie. 

"When you hear some of the things that are said [about us], it seems like we are last but this game is a very nice opportunity for us. 

"When things are going well for a team, everything seems to come easy but we are very excited about the game. We know the difficulty of this game after losing the first leg.

"It doesn't change anything though. We know that we have to score, whether it takes us 90 minutes or more to get through. The good news is that we have Wednesday's game to change what happened the last time."