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“Why is Zidane being questioned? Now is the time to trust him!” – Iker Casillas

In separate interviews with El Laguero and AS, former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas – arguably the greatest goal-keeper in Los Blancos history – gave his unstinting support to Zinedine Zidane whilst urging the club to secure Sergio Ramos’ renewal.

Casillas spoke with Spanish radio station, El Laguero, to discuss the current situation regarding two of his former teammates, Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos. He was in open defiance to the current negative feedback in regards to the Real Madrid manager, waving away claims that Zidane should be replaced.

“I don’t understand why Zidane is being questioned, now is the time where you have to trust him more,” the former goalkeeper told El Laguero.

Those sentiments were similar to the ones made earlier in the day after an interview with AS, where again Casillas was emphatic in his defense of Zidane.

“Zizou is a magnificent coach. He is a good friend and will do everything possibility to lift Madrid as high up as possible. You cannot live in the past but he’s earned the right for us to trust in him.”

Casillas’ final statements on the day were in regards to Sergio Ramos and the center back’s renewal. When asked about a potential departure of the Andalusian by El Laguero, Casillas issued one simple statement:

“The best have to be at Real Madrid, and Sergio Ramos is.”

The following month should reveal the paths both the Madrid captain and Madrid coach will take.

Sergio Ramos’ renewal negotiations should be final before January, which would prevent him from talking to other clubs.

As for Zidane, he has two massive matches ahead of him, including the deciding match in the club’s Champions League fate vs Borussia Monchengladbach on the final group-stage match-day.