REAL MADRID-LEVANTE

Butragueño backs under-fire Lopetegui

Butragueno backs under-fire Lopetegui

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Under-fire Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui received support from the club's director of institutional relations.

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno backed Julen Lopetegui, saying the under-fire coach had his trust.

Pressure

Lopetegui is under increasing pressure at the European champions after a four-match winless run, during which Madrid have failed to score.

But Butragueno – director of institutional relations at the club – offered the former Spain boss support ahead of Madrid's hosting of Levante in LaLiga on Saturday.

"We have a great technical team. We trust them and we are confident that we will have a good season," he said on Friday.

"Real Madrid always go out to win on any stage and every time they play it's for the millions of fans around the world."

Madrid are fifth in the table but, given they are kicking off before their rivals this matchday, would jump top with a win over Levante.

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